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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


xSaturday, September 17. 8:30 AM to Noon: California Coastal Cleanup Day.  Join in this annual statewide-sponsored event to help remove trash and debris from your choice of shoreline areas in Richmond. The plastics that collect along the shores are a special focus 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. 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 Point Pinole and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline parks. Volunteers should bring a bucket (for litter pick-up) hat, gloves, refillable water bottle, and sunblock. The sponsors will provide trash bags. Go to East Bay Regional Park District and Watershed Project websites for more information and to register.


xSaturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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. 1, 11 AM to 4 PM: Celebrate the First Annual Bay Day at 13th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival!. All free food & entertainment, including live music, bird watching fishing, etc. Fun for the whole family with pony & chu chu train rides and more for kids. Hosted by North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance with East Bay Regional Park District and the cities of Richmond and San Pablo. Click Here for more info.

Saturday, Oct. 1 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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. 9, 9 AM to 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard Red Oak Victory. Start Father’s Day by cycling or walking the Shipyard 3 Bay Trail to Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes. Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children aged 8 and younger.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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. 5, 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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. 19, 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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, Dec. 3, 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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. 17, 9:30 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 or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (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.