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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Sunday, July 20, 10 AM to 12:30 PM: Shoreline History on Your Bike.  Explore Richmond’s WWII-era history along the Bay Trail. Bring your bike (or roller blades or skateboard) and meet park rangers at the Visitor Center. (Easy, helmets required, rain cancels.) RSVP required: Raphael_Allen@nps.gov

Saturday, July 26, 8  to 10 AM: Birding the Bay Trail.  Late summer brings returning migrant shorebirds to the Bay. Come for a walk on the SF Bay trail with EBRPD naturalist Trent Pierce to see who’s out there. Meet at Shimada Friendship Park in Richmond. Info: (510) 544-2233

Landfill Loop TrailSaturday, August 2, 10 AM to 2 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration.  Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park - just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They  will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Saturday, August 9, 8:30 AM to Noon: Invasive Plant Removal at Point Isabel  Volunteers will assist EBRPD staff in removing invasive species and helping to create habitat for the flora and fauna.  Please bring a hat and refillable water bottle. Each volunteer will receive EBRPD's new volunteer bandanna. Registration is required.  Info (510) 544-2233.

Saturday, August 9, 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 preserved shoreline then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island which is normally closed to visitors. Kayaks and gear provided. Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Parking fee also will be charged at Richmond Marina. Telephone 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2 to make required reservation. Click Here for more information. 

Sunday, August 10, 9 AM to 1 PM: Red Oak Victory Pancake Breakfast: Walk 1.8 miles on the scenic Bay Trail from Ferry Point parking lot or bicycle out Canal Blvd. on the Shipyard 3 section of Bay Trail to a sumptuous breakfast on the deck of SS Red Oak Victory with sweeping views of San Francisco across the Bay. One low price - $7.00 per person (children under 5 free) Tours of the ship available at an additional fee of $5 per person. A Benefit for the Restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory. No reservations required. Click Here for Ferry Point Loop & Shipyard 3 Trail Guide.

Monday, August 11, 9:30 AM to Noon: Birding at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.  Join EBRPD naturalist Anthony Fisher  to view and learn about birds in this beautiful shoreline park. Info: 510-544-3241.

Sunday, August 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 preserved shoreline then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island which is normally closed to visitors. Kayaks and gear provided. Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Parking fee also will be charged at Richmond Marina. Telephone 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2 to make required reservation. Click Here for more information. 

Sunday, August 31, 6 to 9 PM: Evening Landscape at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  Grab a tripod and your camera and explore the natural world with an EBRPD Naturalist. Walk 1.5 miles each way with lovely bay views as we explore the nature of Point Pinole. Info (510) 544-2233.

Point PinoleSaturday, September 6, 10 AM to 2 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration.  Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park - just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They  will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 9 AM to 1 PM: Red Oak Victory Pancake Breakfast: Walk 1.8 miles on the scenic Bay Trail from Ferry Point parking lot or bicycle out Canal Blvd. on the Shipyard 3 section of Bay Trail to a sumptuous breakfast on the deck of SS Red Oak Victory with sweeping views of San Francisco across the Bay. One low price - $7.00 per person (children under 5 free) Tours of the ship available at an additional fee of $5 per person. A Benefit for the Restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory. No reservations required. Click Here for Ferry Point Loop & Shipyard 3 Trail Guide.

Landfill LoopSaturday, Sept. 27, 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 preserved shoreline then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island which is normally closed to visitors. Kayaks and gear provided. Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Parking fee also will be charged at Richmond Marina. Telephone 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2 to make required reservation. Click Here for more information. 

Saturday, October 4: North Richmond Shoreline Festival: This 9th annual event celebrating the unique ecological and multicultural world of the North Richmond Shoreline will feature healthy food, opportunities for outdoor hiking and biking, fishing, interactive music and activities for the whole family! Free admission. Details to be posted on http://www.northrichmondshoreline.org/

Saturday, October 4, 10 AM to 2 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration.  Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park - just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They  will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 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 preserved shoreline then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island which is normally closed to visitors. Kayaks and gear provided. Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Parking fee also will be charged at Richmond Marina. Telephone 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2 to make required reservation. Click Here for more information

Saturday, October 11, 11 AM to 4 PM: Home Front Festival by the Bay:  Click Here for information about tthis 8th annual event

Sunday, October 12, 9 AM to 1 PM: Red Oak Victory Pancake Breakfast: Walk 1.8 miles on the scenic Bay Trail from Ferry Point parking lot or bicycle out Canal Blvd. on the Shipyard 3 section of Bay Trail to a sumptuous breakfast on the deck of SS Red Oak Victory with sweeping views of San Francisco across the Bay. One low price - $7.00 per person (children under 5 free) Tours of the ship available at an additional fee of $5 per person. A Benefit for the Restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory. No reservations required. Click Here for Ferry Point Loop & Shipyard 3 Trail Guide.

Saturday, November 1, 10 AM to 2 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration.  Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park - just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They  will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Saturday, December 6, 10 AM to 2 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration.  Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park - just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They  will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Sunday - Tuesday, December 21 - 23, Mornings: King Tide Birding Bay Trail.  High tides of  +7’ (King Tides) offer an opportunity for close viewing of rare and elusive birds such as Clapper rail, Wilson’s snipe and Sora as they seek refuge in shoreline uplands. An excellent place to view them is along the Bay Trail between S. 51st Street and Meeker Slough just south of Marina Bay where birders reported seeing as many as seven Clapper rails and a cluster of over 30 snipes during January 1 − 2, 2014  King tides.  Take the Bay view exit from I-580, follow the Bay Trail sign & park at the end of S. 51st Street. Click Here for time of high tide on each day.


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.