Do you like to spend time exploring the bay shoreline or hiking the East Bay hills? And do you appreciate watching the raptors, songbirds, and other wildlife you see in the East Bay wildlands and open spaces? If you do, join others who share your interests at the monthly meetings of the East Bay Conservation Committee.

You’ll also learn about the conservation issues affecting birds and other wildlife in the East Bay and how Golden Gate Bird Alliance is restoring parkland and protecting native species like the Golden Eagle and California Least Tern.

Golden Gate Bird Alliance’s East Bay Conservation Committee carries out a variety of habitat restoration and advocacy projects in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties. These projects include:

  • Protecting and restoring bird habitats at Eastshore State Park
  • Restoring the wetlands at Lake Merritt and Lake Merritt Channel
  • Restoring a degraded wetland at Oakland’s Clinton Basin
  • Working with the East Bay Regional Park District and other agencies to ensure that publicly owned wildlife areas are properly managed for wildlife as well as human recreation compatible with wildlife
  • Protecting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park and its restored wetlands from proposed development and other threats
  • Advocating for protection of other key wildlife habitats in the East Bay

For more information, please contact committee co-chairs Cathy Bleier ( and Jeff Manker (