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November 2015

Plant trees in Oakland! (season premiere)

November 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. We have planted around 1,300 trees so…

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March 2016

Second Saturday Tree Planting Event

March 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your weekend off right by planting trees with us in Oakland!  If you're looking for some physical activity with a civic and environmental component, this is it. Volunteers from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. We have planted more than 1,500 trees so far.  Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Sierra Club Tree Team and the Oakland Parks and Rec Foundation have a large CalFire grant for even…

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April 2016

Earth Expo

April 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10am-2pm  Frank Ogawa Plaza - 14th & Broadway in downtown Oakland  Food • Fun • Free Tips, giveaways and “how to” demonstrations from: Environmental & Social Change Organizations • Green Businesses • Artists Community Groups • Local Food Purveyors EarthEXPO is an annual environmental fair hosted by the City of Oakland Public Works Department. The fair highlights transportation, environmental health, waste reduction, water, energy, urban design, nature and community themes.  Approximately 100 exhibitors will gather to showcase their…

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Second Saturday Tree Planting Event

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your weekend off right by planting trees with us in Oakland!  If you're looking for some physical activity with a civic and environmental component, this is it. Volunteers from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. We have planted more than 1,500 trees so far.  Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Sierra Club Tree Team and the Oakland Parks and Rec Foundation have a large CalFire grant for even…

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Oakland Earth Day

April 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. According to Earth Day Network, “more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.” Thousands of volunteers will join this global effort for the 22nd Annual Oakland Earth Day, Saturday April 23, 2016.  Oakland Earth Day is the city’s largest community volunteer event and is sponsored by Oakland Public Works, with…

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May 2016

Give to KOB through East Bay Gives

May 3, 2016

For 24 hours on May 3, 2016 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. East Bay Gives will be giving out prizes throughout the day, so this gives you an opportunity to expand your impact. 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 included neighborhood park makeovers, median…

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Second Saturday Tree Planting Event

May 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your weekend off right by planting trees with us in Oakland!  If you're looking for some physical activity with a civic and environmental component, this is it. Volunteers from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. We have planted more than 1,500 trees so far.  Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Sierra Club Tree Team and the Oakland Parks and Rec Foundation have a large CalFire grant for even…

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June 2016

Second Saturday Tree Planting Event

June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your weekend off right by planting trees with us in Oakland!  If you're looking for some physical activity with a civic and environmental component, this is it. Volunteers from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. We have planted more than 1,500 trees so far.  Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Sierra Club Tree Team and the Oakland Parks and Rec Foundation have a large CalFire grant for even…

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July 2016

Second Saturday Tree Planting Event

July 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your weekend off right by planting trees with us in Oakland!  If you're looking for some physical activity with a civic and environmental component, this is it. Volunteers from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. We have planted more than 1,500 trees so far.  Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Sierra Club Tree Team and the Oakland Parks and Rec Foundation have a large CalFire grant for even…

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August 2016

Small Grant Application To Be Released

August 1, 2016

Small grants in the amount of $500 to $800 are distributed by KOB on a competitive basis to projects that clean and beautify Oakland parks, creeks, streets and other right-of-way. Evidence that the project is sustainable after grant funding terminates is a primary criterion. Partnerships that leverage additional resources and the public visibility of a project are also considered when awarding grants. Public locations must be registered under the Oakland Adopt a Spot program prior to the awarding of funds. Twenty percent of…

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