The El Cerrito community has a strong history of environmental stewardship and volunteerism. The City supports this volunteer spirit by helping link citizens and groups with opportunities to work on fun projects that help improve El Cerrito's environment -- such as restoring our creeks and natural areas, beautifying our parks, keeping harmful litter from polluting our waterways and stormdrains, and building a community garden.
Ways to Connect
Receive monthly emails with links to environmentally focused events, work parties, City initiatives, and other relevant activities in El Cerrito.
The City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee (EQC) is a way for community members to become engaged in making El Cerrito more environmentally friendly.
The City of El Cerrito Urban Forest Committee provides information on the regard to the growth, maintenance, and location of trees within the City.
Join the Green Teams
Find out more about the monthly clean-up and restoration events organized by the EQC's Green Teams.
At Earth Day each year, hundreds of El Cerrito residents get involved in improving our natural areas.
Learn more about the City’s Adopt-A-Place program including how individuals and groups can get involved.
Our Community Partners
El Cerrito Trail Trekkers - Works to develop and restore El Cerrito's public trails, paths, and stairways. Sponsors numerous educational hikes and trail building work parties.
El Cerrito Community Garden Network - Dedicated to fostering a network of community gardens in El Cerrito.
Friends of Five Creeks - Organizes monthly work parties to remove invasives on Cerrito Creek, the Hillside Natural Area and elsewhere.
Make El Cerrito Fire Safe - a community group whose mission is to keep El Cerrito fire safe by advocating for and working toward the reduction of the fuel load on public and private property, to create clearly marked and passable evacuation routes, and to educate the public about and to motivate them to fire harden their structures and create defensible space around their homes.