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Friends of Albany Hill: Fundraising Letter

Albany Hill: A Stewardship Opportunity - Barbara Ertter

The Value of Albany Hill - Barbara Ertter

Stewardship Activities on Albany Hill

German Ivy

The Sun Cup on Albany Hill

Images of Albany Hill - Greg Jalbert

The Meaning of Albany Hill - Greg Jalbert


Past Events Archive


Five Creeks: Albany and El Cerrito

Albany, California, located in the East Bay near San Francisco has one large remaining area of natural habitat called Albany Hill, a local landmark. Here are a number of articles regarding the preservation of the hill, organized by the Friends of Albany Hill.

For information on Friends of Albany Hill, contact Carole Fitzgerald, cfitz68@hotmail.com

Support from City of Albany

In November 1996, local voters passed an advisory measure supporting a city council decision to establish a special tax assessment district which can provide tax funds to buy the non-town property on the hill so that it can be permanently preserved as a natural habitat. Measure R was designed by the Albany City Council to improve the quality of life in our community by funding three important open space projects. Here's what they are:

  • The Purchase of Undeveloped Scenic Woodlands on Albany Hill
  • Restoration of Albany's Creeks
  • Construction of New Youth Athletic Fields

Watercolor Exhibit

The Albany Arts Committee presented an exhibit of watercolors by Albany artist Carole Fitzgerald in 1996 at the Albany Community Center on Marin Avenue. Fitzgerald's beautiful watercolors of Albany Hill were a memorable show: a stunning portrait of monarch butterflies clustered on eucalyptus branches, a glowing path through old oak trees on the north side, and many more. An active member of the Friends of Albany Hill, Carole has provided guidance in savoring the beauty and protecting this cherished natural habitat.

Urban Forestry Workdays

This link provides an example of the kind of activities on Albany Hill to protect the natural habitat from invasive non-native species, and restoration of native plant species diversity.

Schedule: Friends of Albany Hill: Urban Forestry Workdays:1999-2000

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