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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Saturday, Sep. 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, Sep. 12, 9 AM to 1 PM: Bay Trail Bike and Dine. Join EBRPD Recreation Dept. staff for a bicycle and dinng adventure on the Bay Trail riding from Berkeley Marina to "Little Louie’s”, a cute casual cafe in Point Richmond’s Historic District. Enjoy lunch (cost not inclded in program fee) before making the return trip. 17 miles round-trip on mostly flat paved trail. Ages 12-17yrs. parent participation required. Registration is required with $30 fee. CLICK HERE for details and to register. Loaner bikes/helmets available upon advance request: (510) 544-2554.

Sunday, Sep. 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.

Sunday, Sep. 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.

Bikers on the Richmond Bay TrailTuesday, Sep. 15, 10 AM to 12:30 PM: Over the Hills Gang Hike in Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Hikers 55 years and older interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join EBRPD Rangers Trail Gail and James Wilson in this series of monthly excursions . Info: 544-2233.

Saturday, Sep. 19, 8:30 AM to Noon: Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Three Locations. Bring your family and friends to join volunteers across California in protecting our coasts from trash. 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. Please wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet. Be sure to wear a hat and/or sunscreen to protect you against the sun. Bring a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated. Register to participate and get more information for your choice of the following three location along Richmond’s shoreline:
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline - end of Rydin Road (near Costco): Registration: CLICK HERE. Contact: 510-544-2515
Shimada Friendship Park: Meet at Shimada Friendship Park -- end of Marina Bay Parkway near the intersection of Peninsula Drive: CLICK HERE to register and get more info.
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline: Take Giant Road exit off Richmond Parkway to park entrance. Registration: CLICK HERE. Contact: 510-544-2515

xSaturday, Sep. 19, 9 AM to Noon: Call to Kayakers for Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. The Watershed Project is looking for 15 experienced kayakers to join the Flotsam Flotilla and help clean up the mess that has already reached the Bay. We have kayaks for a handful of 'yakers' on a first come, first served basis and we are looking for experienced kayakers to join us in their own boats. If you are interested, please contact them at (661)373-8337.

Saturday, Sep. 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.

Sunday, Sep. 27, 2 to 3 PM: Home Front History Walk. Take a one hour leisurely stroll along the Bay Trail and explore home front history with a park ranger. Meet at the Visitor Center for Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 AM to 5 PM: North Richmond Shoreline Festival at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park - 5551 Giant Highway - FREE picnic lunch, live music, pony rides, kids' activities nature walks, bird watching and dancing! - Details >>

sSaturday, Oct. 3, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM:
Biking by the Bay: Bay Trail to Bay Bridge. Join an EBRPD ranger to ride along the Bay Trail and McLaughlin Eastshore State Park to the Bay Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path! Have a sneak peak of the future "Gateway Park" while enjoying views of the Bay Bridge's new eastern span (13 miles round trip). Bring a snack and water. Ages12-17 years parent participation required. Loaner bikes/helmets available upon advance request: (510) 544-2554. Registration is required with $25 fee. CLICK HERE for details and to register.

Saturday, Oct. 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.

xSaturday, Oct. 3, 4 to 6 PM: Point Pinole at Dusk. Join EBRPD ranger James Wilson for an exploratory saunter to witness autumn views of the bay and let evening take center stage. Info: 544-2233

Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:30 AM − 1:30 PM: Kayak Keller Beach to Brooks Island. Launch your kayak from Keller Beach with EBRPD Recreation Dept. staff to explore Richmond’s harbor and Brooks Island with great views of San Francisco Bay. Registration required with $30 fee. Info: 544-2553

Saturday, Oct. 10, 3 to 4:30 PM: History of Point Isabel. Join EBRPD Ranger James Wilson to learn the interesting history of the nations’s largest dog park, with your dog. Meet at the Sit and Stay Cafe. Info: 544-2233

xSunday, 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, Oct. 12, 9 to 11 AM: Birding at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD Ranger Anthony Fisher for this fun and educational birding foray.
Info: 544-2233

Saturday, Oct. 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.

xSaturday, 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.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 to 11 AM: Birding at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD Ranger Anthony Fisher for this fun and educational birding foray. Info: 544-2233

Sunday, Oct. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 PM: Birds, Tides and Sunset at Albany Bulb. Join EBRPD ranger Anthony Fisher for shoreline birding and sunset photography. Meet at end of Buchanan Street. Info: 544-2233

Saturday, Nov. 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, Nov. 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.

xThursday, Nov. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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.