A ribbon-cutting was held Saturday for the new Kains Avenue Park, but the park’s opening to the public is still a ways off.
Volunteers work to create a little grassy meadow along Codornices Creek
A restoration project on the Berkeley-Albany border on Monday was part of an effort to create a space for people to enjoy the creekside while establishing greater biodiversity.
Water main break briefly revived Codornices Creek
The runoff caused a milky hue due to natural sediment flowing into the streambed.
New ‘green stormwater spine’ in West Berkeley aims to clean water traveling to the bay
The green infrastructure project is part of a $4 million effort across the East Bay to clean dirty rainwater.
The Edge of Extinction, Part 5: Trout in doubt — Video
In the final episode of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series we talk to experts about the impressive but endangered steelhead trout.
Foam from garbage truck fire likely was ‘primary culprit’ in steelhead trout kill
More than 60 steelhead trout were killed in Berkeley’s Codornices Creek recently, likely as a result of 20 gallons of foam retardant used to extinguish a garbage truck fire in early April, authorities report.
Update: Fish and Wildlife officers investigate dead fish after chemical spill
One community member surveyed the area from Eighth Street to San Pablo Avenue “and photographed around 60+ dead fish” after firefighters had to use foam to put out a garbage truck fire on Rose Street on Wednesday.
How the California-wide drought is affecting Berkeley
Camphor trees line many streets in Berkeley, including Sonoma Avenue, here. Planted decades ago, many of the camphors are nearing the end of their natural lifespan, but the drought is dispatching them even more quickly. A camphor at the end of the right row here was removed this summer, as well as two more around […]
Storm blog: Water mains break in Berkeley, Ashby expected to re-open by midnight
Earlier today, Codornices Creek at Ninth Street. Photo: Neil Mishalov Friday, Dec. 12, 12:25 a.m. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., reader William Abernathy reported a second water main break in the Berkeleyside comments section: “Main break 1300 block MLK. EBMUD alerted. No water til morning.” Please send us storm footage, including photos and videos, and feel free […]
First Chinook salmon reported in Codornices Creek
This fish, identified by a fisheries biologist as a Chinook salmon, was seen earlier this week in Codornices Creek. Fishing is not allowed in the creek. Photo: Drew Goetting The discovery of a 24-inch fish, believed to be a Chinook salmon, in a creek along Berkeley’s northern border with Albany, has inspired a ripple of excitement in […]
Codornices Creek: Happy ducks in place of concrete
This section of Codornices Creek, at 6th Street in Berkeley, has recently been restored. Photo: Neil Mishalov Update, 01.31.12: Susan Schwartz, President, Friends of Five Creeks, provides an informative clarification on the history of this section of Codornices Creek. (This is why we love the Berkeleyside community so much — our expert readers always bring the […]