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Photo Feature: Green Day Fans and Five Creeks Clean up Codornices Creek

Friends of Five Creeks shared these photos with Berkeley Patch.

Enthusiastic fans of punk-rock band Green Day came from as far as Sacramento Saturday to help restore steelhead habitat on Codornices Creek at Eighth Street, on the Berkeley-Albany border. The band's followers had declared May 28 "Green Day Across the World," with environmental projects from Chile to Thailand.

With all-volunteer Friends of Five Creeks, fans got "down and dirty" just two blocks from The Gilman, the all-ages, non-profit Berkeley nightspot where the East Bay band got its first big break. The group went on to sell 65 million albums and win four Grammies; their rock musical, American Idiot, went from Berkeley Repertory Theater to Broadway, and goes on national tour in 2011.

Friends of Five Creeks will have another work party on Saturday, June 4, from 10am to 12:30pm, at the same place. All are welcome.

Have photos of a community event that you'd like to share? Write to monica.lam@patch.com.

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