Archive | KOB News RSS feed for this section

Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, Thursday, May 4

For 24 hours on Thursday, May 4, 2017 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful Contributions will support KOB’s small grant program, which provides $500-$800 grants to citizens and community groups to clean and beautify their own small section of Oakland. Projects have […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Thank You Earth Day Volunteers!

Thanks to all the volunteers to participated in the 86 Earth Day sites on Saturday, April 23.  Your efforts are much appreciated! Daisy Troop at Arroyo Viejo Park  

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

KOB Board Member Up for Award

Jacqueline Bergquist Salas, KOB board member and Fairyland’s landscape supervisor-horticulturalist, has been nominated by Fairyland for an American Public Gardens Association 2016 Professional Citation, a recognition handed out yearly to the most deserving candidate, someone who embodies “great skills, innovation and potential.” Jackie has been an asset to KOB as well with her monthly gardening columns […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Daffodils Are Blooming.

In October, Keep Oakland Beautiful gave out 4,000 daffodil bulbs to various groups who agreed to plant them in visible, public spaces throughout the community. Given the rainy winter we’ve had thus far, the daffodils are already starting to bloom. Here are a few early photos of public areas in Oakland that have been graced […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Thanks for Planting Trees in San Antonio Park.

We want to give a big shout out to the more than 50 volunteers, young and old, who came out for today’s tree planting event in San Antonio Park, in East Oakland. The Keep Oakland Beautiful Flash Mob and other volunteers came out in force to dig holes, plant, and water numerous trees around the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Plant trees in Oakland! (season premiere)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM new tree meetup place (until 9:15am only) 1122 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA (map) **This is the first planting day of Sierra Club’s planting season, after our summer off.  Welcome back!** Get a great start on your weekend by planting trees in Oakland! Volunteers from the San Francisco […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Have a Fun, Safe, and Litter-Free Halloween.

Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. Keep Oakland Beautiful wishes everyone a fun, safe, and litter-free Halloween. We encourage everybody to remind children (and adults!) to properly dispose of candy wrappers and other trash, as one means of protecting our environment. Keeping Oakland Beautiful is everyone’s business.  

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Join the KOB Board

Keep Oakland Beautiful is now accepting applications for 2016 Board positions. For more information and to apply: http://keepoaklandbeautiful.org/about/join-the-board/ Preference will be given to applications received by Nov 6. Questions can be directed to keepoaklandbeautiful@gmail.com Good luck!

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Save the Date: September 19 is Creek to Bay Day

September 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world! In 2014 approximately 1,000 Oakland volunteers removed over 500 bags of trash and over 150 cubic yards of invasive weeds from Oakland’s creeks and […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Earth Day at Arroyo Viejo Park: A Photographic Retrospective.

A highly engaged group of caring people convened in Arroyo Viejo Park on Saturday, to support Earth Day by cleaning the park. Here are a few photos of the event. Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. The group collected more than two dozen bags of litter and clippings and removed some graffiti. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }