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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Landfill Loop TrailSunday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

xSaturday, September 6, 10:00 AM - 5 PM: Retracing The Forgotten History of Chinese Shrimp Fishing Around San Francisco Bay: Richmond’s Craneway Paviliion is the kickoff site for a three-day free event retracing the forgotten history of Chinese shrimp fishing around San Francisco Bay.Tour the Grace Quan, catch sights and sounds chronicled on the first day’s sail,and learn about Chinese shrimp fishing history in Richmond. This event is in partnership wth Craneway Pavilon, Richmond HIstorical Society and San Francisco Estuary Institute. CLICK HERE for more information.

Monday, September 8, 9 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, 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.

Point PinoleSaturday, September 20, 9 AM to Noon: Over The Hill Gang Walk in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  Join EBRPD Naturalists James Wilson & Trail Gail on this walk for those 55 years and older interested in nature study, history, fitness and fun. Info: 544-2233.

Tuesday, September 23, 10 AM to 12:30 PM: California Coastal Cleanup Day. Trash is a problem on our bay shorelines.  Join your neighbors to help remove debris from any of the following shoreline sites in Richmond: Point Pinole, Rheem Creek, Garrity Creek, Point Molate, Shimada Park/Meeker Slough, Baxter Creek or Point Isabel. Of special concern are the plastics that collect along the shores because of the dangers they pose to wildlife.. Marine animals can be injured in two ways by trash debris: 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. All cleanup supplies are provided—however, in an effort to make this event as waste-free as possible everyone is encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottle, bucket and gloves. For safety, wear closed-toed shoes to avoid stepping on anything sharp. And be sure to remember a hat and sunscreen for proper sun protection.. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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, October 4, 9:30 − 11:30 AM: Healthy Hike Series -- Senior Stroll at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline:  Learn about the health benefits of hiking and safety tips followed by walking at a pace that’s right for you. Meet at the Sea Gull Picnic Area

Saturday, October 4, 12:30 AM − 2:30 PM: Healthy Hike Series — Family Fun at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline:  Join this family-friendly hike designed to make walking fun with breaks for games and activities. Learn about the health benefits of hiking and safety tips followed by walking at a pace that’s right for you. Adults must accompany children.  Meet at the Sea Gull Picnic Area.

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, October 18, 2 to 4 PM: Afternoon by the Bay in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  Bring an appetite for beauty and join EBRPD Naturalists James Wilson on this walk exploring the shoreline and cool eucalyptus groves of the largest shoreline park on San Francisco Bay. Info: 544-2233.

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.