The Friends of Sausal Creek is a non-profit volunteer-based community organization founded in 1996 to promote awareness and protection of Oakland’s Sausal Creek and its watershed. Their mission is to restore native habitat within the Sausal Creek watershed; to educate children and adults about the benefits of healthy watershed ecology; and to inspire them to preserve the watershed as a unique natural community resource. They support year-round volunteer workdays at restoration sites throughout the Sausal Creek Watershed, which stretches from the Oakland Hills to the estuary. They also lead hands-on environmental education and restoration field trips and community services workdays for youth. They operate the Joaquin Miller Native Plant Nursery in Joaquin Miller Park, where volunteers and field trip participants propagate plants from seeds and cuttings collected within the watershed for use at FOSC restoration sites as well as restoration sites on other City of Oakland public lands.