Events Along the Bay Trail – East Bay Regional Parks Presents:
When: Saturday, August 18
8 – 10am: Birding at Dotson Family Marsh. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher in Point Pinole staging area at end of Goodrick Ave. to check out the latest shorebird models freshly minted in the Arctic with some other birds as well. Info: 544-2233.
9:30am – 2pm: Greens at Work Restoration Along Bay Trail. Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Central Avenue and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. It’s easy work and the more volunteers that come out to help for an hour or two will make the Bay Trail sparkle. Where: Pt. Isabel, on the Bay Trail, halfway between the dog park and Central Avenue. Just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass). At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and park along Rydin Road. (If you pass Costco on your right, you’ve gone too far!) They set up about half way between the Bay Trail entrance and the dog park. Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 704-8626 work or 684-6484 cell or [email protected] Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to bring good energy, hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.
10am – Noon: Point Molate Site Tour: Tour Point Molate as part of the City’s process seeking input on the future of Point Molate. Meet at Point Molate Building 1, 2100 Stenmark Drive. Free shuttle available from Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza (limited seats available) from 9 – 9:30am. CLICK HERE to RSVP and register.
10am – 4pm: 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’s preserved shoreline and 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.
Overview of Richmond’s Bay Trail
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a planned 500-mile recreational and transportation corridor encircling San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Authorized by State legislation in 1987, cities and counties developed the Bay Trail Plan in 1989 under the auspices of the Bay Trail Project of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). As of early 2017, about 350 miles of Bay Trail have been completed.
In 2000, the Richmond City Council adopted Resolution 2-00 stating:
- “The Bay Trail will make Richmond a better place to live and work by creating new recreational opportunities for bicycling, walking, running and roller skating. facilitating access to shoreline parks, allowing residents to walk and bicycle between neighborhoods, and reducing automobile traffic and congestion.”
- “The Bay Trail will provide economic benefits to Richmond by showcasing Richmond’s beauty and recreational values, attracting visitors and new residents, and contributing to a climate that attracts new business.”