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Mountain Lake Science Saturdays


Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration. On the second Saturday of every month, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton. Here’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about the science behind saving this precious San Francisco natural wonder!


Soils of Mountain Lake: Stephen Andrews, Soil Scientist and Lecturer at U.C. Berkeley

Join us at Mountain Lake to learn about the fascinating properties of wetland soils. These soils provide important habitat to many populations of plants and animals specifically adapted to the anaerobic conditions found in wetlands. Stephen Andrews of UC Berkeley will offer context to help us better understand our very own Mountain Lake wetland areas.


Soil scientist and natural resources educator Stephen Andrews, known throughout the Bay Area as the “Dirt Dude,” has been leading classes of Master Gardeners, Bay Friendly landscape professionals, and UC Berkeley students with his mantras of “compost, compost, compost” and “mulch, mulch, mulch,” for nearly two decades.

Talks are held at the outdoor classroom (north end of the lake), approximately a 15 minute walk from the parking lot at 14th Avenue and Wedemeyer Street (Free Parking). Follow the signs from there or join a guide leaving at 1:45 pm. Get Directions >>
Second Saturdays aren’t just Science Saturdays! Join your neighbors at Mountain Lake every Second Saturday from 9 am to noon for Service Saturdays. Volunteer and help restore Mountain Lake’s precious natural resources. For more information, email Jason Lisenby at
When & Where
Starts: 9/13/2014 2:00 PM
Ends: 9/13/2014 3:00 PM
(Mountain Lake )
Meet at the 14th Avenue gate located near 1080 Wedemeyer Street

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