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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Sunday, April 13, 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, April 19, 10 AM to 2 PM: Point Molate Beach Park Grand Reopening: Celebrate the reopening of the City of Richmond's 11-acre Point Molate Beach Park with its ⅓ mile of shoreline. Enjoy views of Mt. Tamalpais and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. CLICK HERE for schedule of events and directions.

Point Pinole
Tuesday, April  22 11 AM: 
Ground Breaking forBreuner Marsh Restoraton & Bay Trail Project: CLICK HERE for the invitation to the groundbreaking celebration for a this restoration project with its 1.5-mile Bay Trail linking Goodrick Ave. with the Bay View Trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. This will be a milestone bringing the Bay Trail to the largest shoreline park in the Bay Area. RSVP to Nakia White nwhite@ebparks.org.

Sunday, April 27, 10:00 AM : Wildcat Marsh & Landfill Loop Trail: Join Jenny Hammer of El Cerrito Trail Trekkers to hike this loop trail on San Pablo Bay between Wildcat and San Pablo Creeks. Meet in trailhead parking lot at end of Parr Blvd. off Richmond Parkway. For carpooling, meet at El Cerrito Plaza BART parking lot, SW corner at 9:30 AM.

Sunday, April 27, 10 AM to 12:30 PM: Home Front HIstory on your Bike!: Explore Richmond’s WWII-era history along the Bay Trail. Bring your bike and meet park rangers at the Visitor Center. Easy, helmets required. Rain cancels. RSVP: Raphael Allen <Raphael_Allen@nps.gov>. Click Here for directions.

Saturday, May 3, 9 AM to Noon: Biking Basics at Point Pinole: Discover Point Pinole Regional Shoreline on two wheels with confidence! Learn basic instruction on how to fit a bike, how to safely navigate trails and basic bike maintenance. Bring a snack, water bottle and sense of adventure! Limited supply of loaner bikes/helmets available upon advance request; contact (510) 544-2554. Ages 12-17yrs require adult participation. Registration Required - No fee.  Click Here for more info and to register.

Landfill LoopSaturday, May 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 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, May 10, 10 AM to 4 PM: Biking by The Bay WWII Home Front History Ride: Explore the important role Richmond and the Bay Area played in World War II. Ride along the Bay Trail into Richmond and visit the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park and the Red Oak Victory Ship. Lunch included in fee. Limited loaner bikes/helmets are available upon advance request. Contact: (510) 544-2554. Ages 12-17 years require adult participation; adult pays. Click Here for more info and to register.

Sunday, May 11, 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, May 24, 10 AM to 2 PM: Celebrate the Bay Trail's 25th Anniversary and Reopening of the Home Front National Historical Park Visitor Center: Details to be posted at http://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm and http://www.baytrail.org/events.html.

Landfill Loop TrailJune 14, 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, June 15, 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.

Sunday, June 22, 7:30 & 8 AM: Inaugural Marina Bay Half Marathon, 10K & 5K: Starting and finishing at the majestic Craneway Pavilion, the race course traverses the San Francisco Bay Trail through scenic Marina Bay, following historical markers and shoreline parks out to Point Isabel and back.  CLICK HEREfor information and to register.  Get  a 30% discount on registration fee by using code TRAC.

Saturday, July 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 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, July 12, 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, August 2, 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, August 9, 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 10, 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.

Sunday, 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. 

Point PinoleSaturday, 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.

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.

Saturday, 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, 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. 

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, 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.