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What's New? Green Happenings in El Cerrito
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars. Please join us for the following events!
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Green Team Clean-Up of Midtown El Cerrito
Saturday, November 15 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet at the southwest (SW) corner of San Pablo and Potrero Avenues

Join the El Cerrito Green Teams for a family-friendly clean-up of the Midtown area, one of the important entryways to El Cerrito.

Visit the or contact staff for more information about the Green Teams and how to volunteer for future Green Team events.

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November's Environmental Quality Committee Meeting 
Moved to Wednesday, November 12 | 7:00 PM 
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers, 10890  San Pablo Avenue

Due to the Veteran’s Day holiday on 11/11, the EQC has moved its regular meeting to the following day, Wednesday, November 12, 7 PM in City Council Chambers.

On-Going Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities

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El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)
Meets every 2nd Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers, 10890  San Pablo Avenue
The EQC is a Council-appointed body of residents and business representatives who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment. Regular meetings of the EQC often host informative presentations on environmental issues and policies. Visit for more information on the Environmental Quality Committee.

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El Cerrito Open Space Campaign
Donations accepted to help unite the two wings of the Hillside Natural Area.
A group of dedicated volunteers, consisting of members of the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers, the El Cerrito High School Mountain Bike Club, Friends of Five Creeks and others, have formed the El Cerrito Open Space Campaign to raise funds to help the City purchase the 8-acre Madera Hillside Open Space property (marked in red on the map below) adjacent to the Hillside Natural Area. For more information....

Donate online. You can also download the Donation Form (PDF) and follow the mailing instructions.

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El Cerrito Green Teams
Semi-regular events organized by the Environmental Quality Committee and the Public Works Department. Help keep El Cerrito Green by volunteering at a Green Team event. For more details about the Green Teams or to volunteer for future events, visit: Or, please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division for more information about volunteer projects: email or phone at 510-215-4350.