Emeryville Announcements

According to the City of Emeryville Website:
Community Services Offices will be closing early on Friday, July 5, 2024, at 1pm
Community Services Offices will be closing early on Friday, July 5, 2024, at 1pm including the Senior Center and Community Services Lobby.
The Pool, Fitness Center, and Gym will be open!!
9:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-10:00pm
Swim For Fitness: 11:45am-1:30pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
Recreation Family Swim: 1:30pm-3:30pm
9:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-10:00pm
For more information regarding events and programming please visit emeryville.org/register
Celebrate Summer at ECCL: Dive Into Fun and Fitness!
As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, there's no better place to celebrate summer than at the Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL). We invite you to join us for a season filled with activities designed to help you stay cool, active, and engaged. Whether you're looking to dive into our lap swim sessions, enjoy recreational swim, get fit in our fitness center, or partake in various sports at our open gyms, ECCL has something for everyone.
Dive Into Our Swimming Programs
Our lap swim sessions are perfect for those looking to maintain their fitness routine or train for competitive swimming. With designated lanes and scheduled times, swimmers of all levels can enjoy a structured and uninterrupted swim experience. For those seeking a more leisurely time in the water, our recreational swim sessions offer a fun and relaxed environment. Splash around with family and friends, float under the warm sun, or simply relax by the poolside.
Stay Fit in Our Fitness Center
ECCL's fitness center is equipped with everything you need to stay active this summer. From cardio machines to strength training equipment, we have options to suit every workout preference and fitness level. 
Enjoy Sports and Recreation in Our Open Gym
Our open gym is a versatile space that welcomes sports enthusiasts and casual players alike. Whether you're interested in basketball or volleyball, the open gym offers a great opportunity to play, practice, and compete in a friendly and supportive environment. Gather your friends for a pick-up game!
Join Us for a Summer to Remember
At ECCL, we're committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our community. This summer, we encourage you to take advantage of our diverse offerings and make the most of the sunny season. Whether you're cooling off in the pool, breaking a sweat in the fitness center, or enjoying a game in the gym, ECCL is the perfect place to stay active and connected.
So, come and enjoy the sun, engage in fun and fitness activities, and create lasting memories at ECCL. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Department of Toxic Substance Control Work Notice
Phase 1 - May 28, 2024, through June 2025
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is distributing this notice to inform you of environmental cleanup work at the Former Marchant/Whitney property (Site) at 5679 Horton Street, Emeryville, CA 94608. Work at the 1.75-acre Site will be done in four phases over several years, and will address contamination in Soil (cadmium, total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), trichloroethene (TCE), volatile organic compounds or VOCs), Groundwater (TPH, TCE, and VOCs), and Soil Vapor (TCE and VOCs in air pockets in soil). Phase 1 work begins on May 28 and will occur Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.
Phase 1 will include: 1) Demolishing a building and foundation and transporting materials to a disposal facility (asphalt and concrete may be recycled if free of residual contaminants); 2) Excavating 19,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil/debris to five feet below ground across the entire Site, and disposing it at permitted facilities (the northeastern part of the Site will be excavated to ten feet below ground due to higher levels of contaminants); and 3) backfilling excavations with clean soil and paving the Site. Figure 1 (click to view) shows the Site location and work areas.
Work zones will be fenced off for public safety. Air Monitoring of work areas and the Site perimeter will be conducted to be protective of the community and ensure work stoppage for sustained winds above 20 mph or gusts above 25 mph. A Protective Noise Barrier will be put in place to reduce noise impacts to neighboring buildings. Traffic flaggers will manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic for trucks entering/exiting the Site. Before leaving the Site, trucks will be tarped and have tires cleaned to prevent airborne dust.
There will be an Industrial Canopy covering the northeastern part of the Site where contamination levels are highest to control dust, vapor, and odors during excavations. The Canopy will be equipped with a negative pressure ventilation system to control the release of VOCs. Air inside the tent will be filtered prior to venting out. Water, spray foam, and plastic sheeting will be used to control dust, vapors, and odors when handling soil outside of the tent.
Phase 1 Work Impacts will include noise and vibrations from heavy construction equipment (drill rigs, backhoes, excavators, large trucks) and traffic controls. Up to approximately 160 trucks per day may enter/exit the Site. Trucks will exit the Site going north on Horton Street, then east on Stanford Avenue, and on to the freeway (Interstate 80).
The building demolition and soil excavation is the first of the four environmental cleanup phases for the Site. Phase 2 will include the application of heat under the ground with extraction of groundwater and VOCs from soil vapor which may take 2 years. The beginning of this phase will be a busy construction period (3-6 months) involving drilling for installation of thermal probes, wells, and extraction equipment.
Phase 3 may take 30 years for cleanup of groundwater for residual contaminants. The first few months of this phase will also have a busy construction phase involving drilling wells and making injections for groundwater cleanup. Periodically, additional injections to groundwater may occur with trucks moving activated charcoal in and out of the site for maintenance of the remediation equipment. Phase 4 may continue for an indefinite period to monitor natural reduction in strength of the contaminants in groundwater.
Where Can You Get More Information? Please visit: www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov (Search for “60001628” or type “Marchant/Whitney” and select from the drop-down menu)
• Tom Price, Project Manager, (510) 540-3811 or Thomas.Price@dtsc.ca.gov
• James Gambrell, Public Participation Specialist, (510) 529-7199 or James.Gambrell@dtsc.ca.gov
• For Media Inquiries: Russ Edmondson, Public Information Officer, (916) 323-3372 or Russ.Edmondson@dtsc.ca.gov
Wildflower Seed Program
The City of Emeryville is thrilled to introduce a Wildflower Seed Program aimed at promoting and safeguarding the pollinator population. We encourage residents to plant wildflower seeds and maintain beautiful and supportive gardens with free wildflower seeds provided by the City of Emeryville. This initiative aims to support property owners in their wildflower planting endeavors.
By utilizing our free seeds, you can transform your lawn into a pollinator paradise! Wildflowers provide a low-maintenance solution. They enhance the aesthetic appeal of your yard, adding vibrant colors and reducing the need for extensive maintenance. Find out more on our new Wildflower Seed Program page!

For more information on Emeryville Activity Guide please visit https://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/
The guide features all of the information on the city's recreation classes, senior center programs, youth sports, infant, toddler, and pre-k child development center, various city news stories, city committees, contact information, and much more!