Upper Sausal Creek Erosion Projects FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 8:01 PM

How long will the Project take?

It is anticipated the project will take approximately 3 months to complete construction. Most of the work will take place during the week between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Following construction completion, in the winter of 2018/2019, the area will be planted with native plants. See below for how to participate in this effort.

Will the Project affect parking in the area?

Benevides Avenue and the El Centro Trailhead located on El Centro Avenue will be primarily used for all major construction ingress/egress including delivery and off-haul. "No Parking" signs will be placed prior to the closures on the impacted portions of the streets. The contractor will maintain continuous local access to residences affected by the work.

Will the Project result in trail closures?

During construction, portions of Old Canyon Trail and Dimond Canyon Trail will be closed (see Map). Efforts will be made to open the trails during the weekend when possible.

How can I participate in the Project?

In winter 18/19 Friends of Sausal Creek will lead volunteers in planting more than 3,000 native plants and trees to revegetate the hillsides. Please contact Friends of Sausal Creek at (510) 325-9006 or email nursery@sausalcreek.org if you would like to volunteer.

How is the Project funded?

The work is funded by a Proposition 84 grant through the California Department of Water Resources Urban Streams Restoration Program and Measure DD, the Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe.