Next Blair Park community work day, April 4

The last Blair Park community work day was a smashing success! An article by Linda Davis in the latest Piedmonter sums it up:

About 25 people of all ages, rakes, clippers and gloves in hand, turned out for a volunteer work party on Feb. 28 at Blair Park.

The workers from both Montclair and Piedmont got permission from the city to remove tenacious ivy that is choking off the oak trees, said Marj Blackwell from Friends of Moraga Canyon, which organized the work party. Volunteers toiled for two hours, piling up ivy that would later be removed by the city to green waste disposal, Public Works Director Chester Nakahara said.

The next work party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon April 4. Volunteers over age 12 are welcome to sign up by contacting

It is estimated at least $1,000 was saved for the city by 25 people doing volunteer labor.

“They did a great job of stewardship of the park,” City Administrator Paul Benoit said. “They are people who care about that space and they saved the city some money doing some necessary work. There is no downside.”

Read more at the Piedmonter, and please join us for the next community work day on April 4!