The Friends of Montclair RR Trail is a volunteer, non-profit organization. We strive to maintain, preserve and enhance the wild and natural character of the "Montclair RR Trail", a City of Oakland Linear Park. We provide an extra pair of eyes and additional hands when needed, augmenting Oakland's Parks and Recreation resources to keep the Montclair Railroad Trail clean, safe and natural for all who use it.
Volunteer With Us!
Saturday - Rain or Shine
January 20, 9-11:00 AM Location: Montclair RR Trail entrance at the top of LaSalle Avenue
The winter rains have come. So we'll be planting, as well as weeding and doing general trail maintenance tasks.
We’ll supply tools, gloves (but feel free to bring your own favorites), and guidance. Please join us in this community effort!
No experience necessary. Children, if accompanied by an adult, are welcome. We suggest you wear long pants, sturdy shoes, hat, and sunscreen or rain gear as the weather dictates.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Please forward this email to a couple of friends and ask them to join us, too.
Here (shown in bloom) are a few of the plants we'll be adding to the LaSalle Avenue area.
Trail Hazards Alert
Rainy season brings with it the potential for mud and rock slides on the trail. Please be alert when using the trail in these areas.
Another seasonal hazard is the mushrooms - some toxic - that are popping up everywhere. We recommend leaving all mushrooms alone, and keeping pets and children away from them. Not just on the trail, but wherever you see them.
Coming Soon - Improved Signage
There will soon be new signs at all entrances to the trail to make it clear that the Montclair RR Trail is a City of Oakland park where the ordinance requiring dogs to be on-leash applies. The signs are part of an effort to increase the safety of the trail for all of its users - people and dogs of all ages - whether walking, running, bicycling, or riding in strollers.
Our 2018 membership year has just begun.
The annual membership donation is $25 for a household and $50 for a business. Your membership helps us buy tools, new plants, and other supplies needed to maintain and improve the trail.
If you have a PayPal account, please consider providing ongoing support by setting up a monthly donation to FOMRRT using PayPal's pre-approved payments function.
You can find more information about the Montclair Railroad Trail and the FOMRRT organization at this link: http://www.montclairrrtrail.org. Please consider becoming a member or making a donation. If you've already renewed for 2018, thank you!