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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Sunday, June 28, 6:30 PM: Richmond Bay Trail on Open Road with Doug McConnell. Doug McConnell’s Open Road program on NBC Bay Area features Richmond’s scenic Bay Trail. In his words: "We’ll explore the longest protected shoreline of any city in the Bay Area……..on segments of the Bay Trail in Richmond. We’ll see where ships were built that helped win World War 2, where passengers on transcontinental trains once boarded ferries for their final leg to San Francisco, and where explosives were made that helped build the west. Along the way, we’ll also encounter a lovely habitat for birds rubbing shoulders with an oil refinery and an old landfill and giving way to glorious views of San Pablo Bay.”

xSaturday, July 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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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, July 18,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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.

xSaturday, July 25,  10 AM to 4 PM: Kayaking - Brooks Island 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.  Parking fee will be charged at Richmond Marina. Participants must be 14+ years of age.  Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2.  Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  Kayaks and gear provided.

Tuesday, July 28,  10 AM to 12:30 PM: Over the Hills Gang Hike in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.  Hikers 55 years and older interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join this series of monthly excursions exploring the Regional Parks. Info: 544-2233.

xSaturday, August 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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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 15,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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 15,  10 AM to 4 PM: Kayaking - Brooks Island 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.  Parking fee will be charged at Richmond Marina. Participants must be 14+ years of age.  Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2.  Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  Kayaks and gear provided.

Sunday, August 16, 6:30 PM: Richmond Bay Trail on Open Road with Doug McConnell. Doug McConnell’s Open Road program on NBC Bay Area features Richmond’s scenic Bay Trail. In his words: "We’ll explore the longest protected shoreline of any city in the Bay Area……..on segments of the Bay Trail in Richmond. We’ll see where ships were built that helped win World War 2, where passengers on transcontinental trains once boarded ferries for their final leg to San Francisco, and where explosives were made that helped build the west. Along the way, we’ll also encounter a lovely habitat for birds rubbing shoulders with an oil refinery and an old landfill and giving way to glorious views of San Pablo Bay."

Tuesday, August 25,  10 AM to 12:30 PM: Over the Hills Gang Hike in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  Hikers 55 years and older interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join this series of monthly excursions exploring the Regional Parks. Info: 544-2233.

Saturday, September 5,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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.

Bikers on the Richmond Bay TrailSunday, Sept. 13, 9 AM to 1 PM: Red Oak Victory Pancake Breakfast: Bike the Shipyard 3 section of Bay Trail for breakfast on the deck of SS Red Oak Victory with sweeping views of San Francisco across the Bay. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee at $9 per person for adults and $5 for  children under 8. Tours of the ship available at an additional fee of $5 per person. A Benefit for the Restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory. Mimosa's are available for an extra fee No reservations required. Click Here for driving directions.

sSunday, Sept. 13,  10 AM to 4 PM: Kayaking - Brooks Island 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.  Parking fee will be charged at Richmond Marina. Participants must be 14+ years of age.  Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2.  Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  Kayaks and gear provided.

Saturday, September 19,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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.

xSaturday, October 3,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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, Oct. 11, 9 AM to 1 PM: Red Oak Victory Pancake Breakfast: Bike the Shipyard 3 section of Bay Trail for breakfast on the deck of SS Red Oak Victory with sweeping views of San Francisco across the Bay. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee at $9 per person for adults and $5 for  children under 8. Tours of the ship available at an additional fee of $5 per person. A Benefit for the Restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory. Mimosa's are available for an extra fee No reservations required. Click Here for driving directions.

Saturday, October 17,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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. 17,  10 AM to 4 PM: Kayaking - Brooks Island 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.  Parking fee will be charged at Richmond Marina. Participants must be 14+ years of age.  Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2.  Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  Kayaks and gear provided.

xSaturday, November 7,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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, November 21,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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.

Thursday, November 26, 9 AM: Nitro Turkey Thanksgiving Run at Point Pinole. Burn off calories on the Bay Trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline before the feast with 5K, 10K & Little Turkeys 100 yard runs. CLICK HERE for details.

Saturday, December 5,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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 19,  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 next to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.  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.

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.