FOJMP Board of Directors
Alameda County Historical Society, Ed Clausen
At Large, Tom Gandesbery
At Large, Mike Sherwood
Bicycle Trails Council, Mike Udkow
The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay was formed in 1987, and is the oldest mountain bike advocacy group in the United States. By educating cyclists in how to coexist with hikers and equestrians the BTC created and developed the tools that have become the model for advocacy groups all over the U.S. The BTC/Oakland Bike Patrol is part of IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol program and consists of volunteers partnering with land managers and Oakland PD, to assist, educate and inform trail users in order to improve the quality and safety of the park. BTC has been a leader in encouraging low-impact environmentally friendly riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, and grass roots advocacy. Of course we also love to ride bikes and have fun!
Butters Canyon Conservancy, Sue Duckles
The Butters Canyon Conservancy (BCC) conserves wild landscapes in Butters Canyon – along Peralta Creek – and promotes environmental awareness throughout the watershed to preserve vital habitat for all Bay Area residents to enjoy. Visit BCC’s website.
California Writers Club, Linda Brown
Crane Way Neighbors, Dale Risden
Crestmont Homeowners, Edna Horn
Friends of Sausal Creek, Karen Paulsell
The Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) is a grassroots, community-based nonprofit dedicated to restoring and maintaining Sausal Creek and its 2,600-acre watershed. Since its founding in 1996, FOSC has become one of the leading community-based environmental groups in the Bay Area and a model for other grassroots organizations. With more than a dozen active restoration sites, FOSC organizes volunteer workdays to remove invasive plants, protect endangered species, and restore ecological balance to the watershed. Staff and volunteers operate a native plant nursery in Joaquin Miller Park for propagating local native species to replace the vegetation that is removed. An active educational program brings students of all ages into the watershed to learn about environmental stewardship. FOSC works closely with governmental agencies to promote a healthier ecology and to partner on key environmental improvement projects.
Hikers Rep., Barbara Goldenberg | Secretary
Joaquin Miller Community Center, Bobbi Feyerabend | Treasurer
Metropolitan Horseman’s Association, Judi Bank
Metropolitan Horsemen’s Association (MHA) members work to promote equestrian sports, uniting horse people across all disciplines to develop good horsemanship. We work to maintain the Sequoia Arena, and to preserve equestrian facilities and trail access. Visit MHA’s website.
Oakland Dog Owners Group, Emily Rosenberg | Chair
Founded in 1997, ODOG promotes dog parks, off-leash space, and a dog friendly Oakland.
Woodside Glen Neighborhood, Bonnie Sherwood
Ex Officio Members:
Oakland City Council Dist. 4, Nayeli Maxson, Aide to Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington
Oakland Park Rangers, Kent McNab, Police Communications Dispatcher
Oakland Parks & Recreation, Stephanie Benavidez, Supervising Naturalist
Oakland Public Works Agency, Herman Miller, Parkland Resources Supervisor