Through programs, policies, and initiatives, “GREEN EL CERRITO” is striving to improve its environmental performance and to support its residents and businesses to incorporate environmental practices into their day-to-day activities.
CITY GREEN INITIATIVES
NATURAL EL CERRITO
El Cerrito has protected and restored several natural areas that provide habitat, biodiversity, and urban respite. The City and its residents have active programs to maintain and improve parks, major open space areas, creeks, and access to the regional park system.
Urban Greening Plan will identify needs, opportunities, and strategies for creating a greener, more environmentally sustainable, and livable City through an online survey and a series of three community workshops. The City was awarded a grant to develop the Plan with the intent of:
The City has numerous programs for eco-volunteers to join.
Green Teams: sponsored by the Environmental Quality Committee
Earth Day: each year, hundreds of El Cerrito residents get involved in improving our natural areas.
Adopt-A-Place: care for a particular place in the city as your own.
Friends of Five Creeks: join our partner and help plant and weed Cerrito Creek (plus other creeks in the area).
For more volunteer opportunities all across the city, check here.