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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail



Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 AM - Noon: 3rd Annual Rosie Rally at Craneway Pavilion. Come help break the existing Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter since World War II, which was set in Richmond in 2016 with 2,229 people. Many original Rosies will be there to participate and cheer on the younger generations and celebrate the role of women who rallied to support the country through work on the home front during World War II. A Samba procession will lead Rally participants to the Festival at Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park at 11:30am.  CLICK HERE for important details, including required attire.

Saturday, Aug. 12, Noon - 4 PM: 11th Annual Home Front Festival at Lucretia Edwards Park. Bike the Bay Trail to this festival at Lucretia Edwards Park featuring food, music, the USS Potomac, Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous yacht, docked adjacent to the festival site; an air craft cockpit display from the USS Hornet; multiple fun, hands-on activities for children; a 1940s bus from the Pacific Bus Museum along with military vehicles from the American Armory Museum, including a replica of General George S. Patton's Command Car. Food trucks will offer a variety of ethnic cuisines along with vendors selling Rosie-the-Riveter-themed items and 1940s-era products. Associated events are planned all day on the SS Red Oak Victory Ship on the Shipyard 3 Trail. CLICK HERE for more info

Sunday, Aug. 13, 9 AM - 1 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard SS Red Oak VictoryBike or hike the Shipyard 3 Trail for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes! Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. Arrive early to reserve your seat with the best view of the SF Bay! CLICK HERE for details.


Sunday, Aug. 27, 8 -10 AM: Birding the Dotson Family Marsh. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher to check out the latest shorebird models freshly minted in the Arctic! Meet in the new staging area at the northern end of Goodick Ave. off the Richmond Parkway. Info: 544-2233.

Sunday, Sept. 10, 9 AM - 1 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard SS Red Oak Victory. Bike or hike the Shipyard 3 Trail for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes! Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. Arrive early to reserve your seat with the best view of the SF Bay! CLICK HERE for details.

Friday, Sept. 15: Volunteer as a Bay Trail Birding Docent. Please RSVP by Sept. 15 for Audubon’s Sept. 28 annual docent training to Noreen Weeden <nweeden@goldengateaudubon.org> or phone 510-301-0570. Learn to introduce Bay Trail passer-bys to the wonders of bird life along the Richmond shoreline as part of a two-person team. You don’t have to be an expert, just an enthusiastic nature lover who can identify a couple of common bay birds. CLICK HERE  for more info

Saturday, September 16. 8:30 AM to Noon: 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.  Join in this annual statewide-sponsored event to help remove trash and debris from your choice of three shoreline areas in Richmond. Plastics are a special concern due to the dangers they pose to wildlife. Marine animals can be injured through entanglement or by ingestion. Many types of sea critters have been found stuck in plastic debris such as fishing lines, bags and beverage container rings. Many animals will eat plastic, thinking it is food. When an animal ingests plastic, the debris can block its intestinal passage causing it to starve to death. Volunteers will walk the Bay Trail and the edge of the salt marsh picking up trash and debris. You have a choice of helping at the following three locations:

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline - CLICK HERE for more info and to register
Marina Bay  - CLICK HERE for more info and to register
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline - CLICK HERE for more info and to register
Cleanup at Marina Bay is sponsored by the Watershed Project with a free BarBQ hosted by County Supervisor John Gioia while East Bay Regional Park District is sponsoring cleanup with snacks and water provided at the Regional Shoreline parks. All cleanup supplies are provided – bag or bucket, gloves, data card, pencil, etc. However, everyone is encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket and/or gloves, hat, refillable water bottle, and sunblock. Wear closed toe shoes to protect feet

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 AM - 2 PM: Point Pinole’s New Bay Trail. Join Greenbelt Alliance on five to six mile hike experiencing the stunning new Bay Trail extensions of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Bruce and Sandra Beyaert will lead us through the Bay Area’s largest shoreline park and share a slice of the park’s 80-years of explosives manufacturing history. 
CLICK HERE
 for information and the Required Registration

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 AM to 4 PM: 8th Annual Keller Cove Open Water Swim. CLICK HERE for info about this this Richmond Swims fundraiser to support youth swimming in Richmond

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 AM to 4 PM: Brooks Island Kayak Adventure. This trip is a short paddle in stable, double kayaks across sheltered bay water with spectacular views of San Francisco. Paddle along Brooks Island’s preserved shoreline and then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 AM to 4 PM: Brooks Island Kayak Adventure. This trip is a short paddle in stable, double kayaks across sheltered bay water with spectacular views of San Francisco. Paddle along Brooks Island’s preserved shoreline and then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 to 8 PM: Volunteer as a Bay Trail Birding Docent. Learn to introduce Bay Trail passer-bys to the wonders of bird life along the Richmond shoreline as part of a two-person team. You don’t have to be an expert, just an enthusiastic nature lover who can identify a couple of common bay birds. Please RSVP by Sept. 15 for Audubon’s annual docent training to Noreen Weeden <nweeden@goldengateaudubon.org> or phone 510-301-0570. CLICK HERE for more info.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 AM - 4 PM: Celebrate 2nd Annual Bay Day / 12th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival. Bike or hike the Bay Trail to the 14th annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline sponsored by North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance and East Bay Regional Park District. Click Here for info

Sunday, Oct. 8, 9 AM - 1 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard SS Red Oak VictoryBike or hike the Shipyard 3 Trail for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes! Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. Arrive early to reserve your seat with the best view of the SF Bay! CLICK HERE for details.

Thursday, Nov. 23, 8:45 AM:  Thanksgiving Morn Races at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Join Brazen Racing for 5K,10K and “little turkey" races. CLICK HERE for information and to register.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 AM:  “Victory" Races Along the Bay Trail. Join Brazen Racing for half marathon, 5K and 10K races, including a “hiker” division in Marina Bay. CLICK HERE for information and to register.



The Birds of Eastshore State Park
Click Here for the Audubon's brochure listing 146 species of birds to be found
along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel and Marina Bay.

EcoTourism on the Bay Trail in Richmond, anyone? Download the .PDF!

Left: Endangered California Clapper Rail
Photo by Joe DiDonato of East Bay Regional Park District

Regional Parks: East Bay Regional Park District schedules naturalist outings to Regional Shorelines and even kayak trips to Brooks Island Regional Preserve.
Mike BukayHerring Run at Miller/Knox:
Click here to view the incredible video of the scene that ensued during the February 2011 herring run between Keller Beach and Ferry Point.