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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


 
Friday, August 2. 10 - 11:30 AM, Easy Bay Trail Walk. Join Dave Weinstein of El Cerrito Trail Trekkers for a convivial walk along the Richmond Shoreline from Point Isabel in the direction of Marina Bay. He will talk a bit of history – how plans to build an airport just offshore never came to pass, the origins of Point Isabel as a dog park; and who was Isabel, anyway? But mostly we will enjoy the views. The pace will be moderate and the terrain flat. Meet at the end of Rydin Road, at the entrance to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.
Saturday, August 10, 11 AM - 4 PM: Rosie Rally Home Front Festival. Come to this free and family-friendly event for fun, festivities, great food, costume contests, dancing and more gathering to celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter, an icon for women across the world.  LOCATION: Craneway Pavilion, Ford Assembly Plant, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804 (next door to the National Park Visitor Center). For more info and to register, visit http://www.rosietheriveter.org/events/rosie-rally
Saturday, August 25, 8 - 11 AM:  Sunday Early-ish Birds at Dotson Family Marsh. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher who says “Some of my best friends have feathers, They could be your friends too. Would you like to meet then. Meet at Point Pinole’s Dotson Family Marsh Staging Area at the northern end of Goodrick Avenue.
Saturday, August 25, 9:30 AM to 3:30 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 Regional Preserve shoreline, then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.
Monday, August 26, 9 AM to Noon:  Monday birding the Bay Trail at Point Pinole. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher to breathe fresh ari, seek feathery spirits. learn about yourselves and others. Meet at the Atlas Road entrance parking lot.
Saturday, September 7, 10 AM to 4 PM: 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 Regional Preserve shoreline, then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.
Sunday, September 8, 9 AM to 3 PM: 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 Regional Preserve shoreline, then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.
Saturday, September 21, 8:30 AM to Noon:  35th Annual CA Coastal Cleanup Day at Point Pinole & Point Isabel Regional ShorelinesJoin EBRPD for Coastal Cleanup. Park District staff and volunteers will pick up litter and recyclables from either of these shoreline parks. An adult should accompany children under 16 years old. In our efforts to "Go Green" and reduce the amount of waste, please bring a refillable water bottle, a bucket for trash, hat and gloves. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, appropriate layered clothing and bring sunscreen. The District will provide snacks, water, and trash bags. For groups with more than 25 participants, call 510-544-2229 to register. ALL VOLUNTEERS must complete a volunteer agreement at check-in tables onsite.For more information about this event, please call (510) 544-2229. - Staff, Volunteer Coordinator - Free.  Point Pinole: Giant Road Staging Area, 37.992082, -122.354929 OR Point Isabel: Rydin Road Staging Area, 37.9030550000999, -122.319342
Saturday, September 21, 9 AM to 12:30 PM:  35th Annual CA Coastal Cleanup Day of Tidal Marsh Near Marina Bay.Meet at Shimada Friendship Park to join The Watershed Project staff for Coastal Cleanup Day when volunteers are needed to remove harmful plastic debris and other trash that accumulates on our beaches and inland shorelines. Bring your families and friends. Volunteers will walk the Bay Trail and the edge of the salt marsh picking up trash and debris. All materials are provided, but bring your own reusable items- plastic baskets, bags, gloves and water bottles- if you can. Wear boots or shoes that can get dirty.  There will be a free BBQ at noon. Contact The Watershed Project for further information at coastalcleanup@thewatershedproject.org, 510-665-3430.  Please RSVP for groups of 10 or more. Pre-register online: https://secure.givelively.org/event/the-watershed-project/california-coastal-cleanup-day-at-shimada-park
Monday, September28, 9:30 AM to Noon:  Wildlife Volunteers - CA Black Rail Habitat Helpers at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD Naturalist “Doc Quack” for  this hands-on adventure to create habitat for the State threatened California Black Rail . We will remove non-native plants, pick-up trash, clear debris from clogged channels to improve tidal water cycling, and plant wildlife friendly vegetation which restores nesting habitat for the California Black Rail. By participating, you'll earn your Black Rail Habitat Helper patch. Physical labor is involved with this project. All ages are welcome. Parent participation is required. Registration Required. - Riensche, Dave "Doc Quack" - Free. Signup deadline is Sept. 20.  Point Pinole: Giant Road Staging Area, 37.992082, -122.354929
Monday, September. 30, 9 AM to Noon:  Monday birding the Bay Trail at Point Pinole Regional ShorelineJoin EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher to breathe fresh ari, seek feathery spirits. learn about yourselves and others. Meet at the Atlas Road entrance parking lot. Phone 510-544-2233 for info.
Saturday, October 5, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: 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 Regional Preserve shoreline, then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.
Sunday, October 6: 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 Regional Preserve shoreline, then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.
Monday, October 7, 9 AM to Noon:  Monday birding the Bay Trail at Dotson Family Marsh. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher to breathe fresh ari, seek feathery spirits. learn about yourselves and others. Meet at the Dotson Family Marsh parking area at end of Goodrick Ave. off the Richmond Parkway.. Phone 510-544-2233 for info.
Saturday, October 12: Celebrate the 4th Annual Bay Day / 16th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival. Bike or hike the Bay Trail to the North Richmond Shoreline Festival at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline sponsored by North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance and East Bay Regional Park District. Click Here for info.
Monday, October 21, 9 AM to Noon:  Monday birding the Bay Trail at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher to breathe fresh ari, seek feathery spirits. learn about yourselves and others. Meet at the Atlas Road entrance parking lot. Phone 510-544-2233 for location and other nfo.
Sunday, October 27: 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 Regional Preserve shoreline, then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Registration required at 1-888-327-2757 and press option 2. Fee: $85 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Kayaks and gear provided.
Thursday, November 28: Nitro Turkey Races.  Celebrate Thanksgiving morn with 5K, 10K & “Little Turkeys” kids foot races along the scenic Bay Trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  CLICK HERE for details and to register.

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.