We are a community based, volunteer landscape committee that has worked on greening projects in the North Oakland Highway 24/13 corridor since 1979. The Oakland Landscape Committee (OLC) is a local affiliate of California ReLeaf, the statewide grassroots tree-planting network and serves as the landscape committee of the North Hills Community Association. We are a non-profit organization funded by private donations as well as corporate and foundation grants.
BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Landscape Committee received two $5,000 grants from Oakland’s Wildfire Prevention Assessment District for a fire prevention pilot project at the North Oakland Sports Field. One hundreds volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God in Hayward pulled broom, weeded and spread mulch on Sunday, January 15th. Arbor Day Tree Services will haul away the broom, remove broom infested with poison oak and lop Ecalyptus suckers 9″ or less in diameter along the service road behind the sports field. Volunteers will cover a portion of the Ecalyptus stumps with heavy black plastic to deter regrowth and will monitor the progress over time. “Oakland hills: Volunteers remove French broom to prevent fires”
The Oakland Landscape Committee and its Gateway Fire Resistant Demonstration Garden was featured in several news accounts honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills Firestorm:
- East Bay Times 10/20/16 Oakland hills fire anniversary: New “threat needs to be in people’s heads”
- California Report Interview with Chair Sue Piper–KQED October 20, 2016
- KTVU-SF 10/20/16 ’91 Firestorm Remembrance/Lessons Learned
- KRON-TV 10/20/16
- KPIX-TV 10/20/16