MAINTAINING BERKELEY'S PATHS

 

THERE ARE 136 PUBLIC PATHS IN BERKELEY.

With 136 public paths and stairways in Berkeley, keeping them weeded and swept is a monumental job for our volunteers. The BPWA holds at least one community work party a month to make a dent in the weeds that never stop growing. We choose needy paths where we dig up weeds, clip encroaching shrubbery, and sweep up leaves and other debris.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE PATHS CLEAR IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

It is very important to keep the paths clear in case of emergency. Firefighters have used the paths to carry their hoses as they fight fires and the paths also make efficient evacuation routes for pedestrian escape.

TWICE A YEAR WE HOST CAL STUDENTS AS THEY VOLUNTEER TO DO PATH WORK.

Twice a year we host Cal students as they choose path work as a way to volunteer in their community with The Berkeley Project. Boy scouts, high school groups, fraternities and others also help out, plus a number of paths are maintained by adjacent neighbors. If you are interested in joining us for some very satisfying and much needed work, please contact us to be added to our path maintenance email list at:  path.maintenance@berkeleypaths.org