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Native Plants in Alameda Island

We are very excited to partner with Dolby Laboratories for a special Nature in your Neighborhood project for Dolby Cares Week. A time when Dolby brings art and science together to inspire the next generation of innovators, and address the most critical needs in their communities. Thank you for contribution to Sutro Stewards!

By: Anne Bidwell

As part of the Dolby Cares volunteering program, I sauntered over to the Crown Beach/Crab Cove area in Alameda to see how well the East Bay Regional Parks group was doing with their native planting.

My focus was on an area which in the past four years they removed the dandelion strewn greenery and relandscaped with plants, sandy paths, and an old dingy. Would they beat my yard in which I found only three native plants? Yes, they did! Turns out almost all of the new plants are native and thriving.


California flannelbush, aka california fremontia- California Native

Fremontodendron californicum