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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Saturday, July 21, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Saturday, July 23 - 27: Park-It Day Camp at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. Children ages 5 -12 years may spend a whole week exploring and playing in the Regional Parks! Recreation Leaders, Lifeguards and Naturalists provide caring supervision and an action-packed week of hiking, fishing, swimming, arts & crafts, sports, and active fun in the great outdoors. CLICK HERE to register and pay fee ASAP as space is limited.
Saturday, July 23 - 27: Leaders in Training at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. For ages 13 -17 years, this is a youth development program where teens gain work experience in EBRPD's Park’n It Day Camp program. Under staff guidance, you will work with other teens in supervising campers, leading games, and learning about careers in the parks. LITs get a hoodie, t-shirt, 35 community service hours, and a gift card with the successful completion of a week-long session. . CLICK HERE to complete an application, interview, and be accepted into the program.
Tuesday, July 24, 10 AM - 12:30  PM:  Over The Hills Gang Walk at Point Pinole.  Hikers 55+ interested in nature study, history, fitness and fun are invited to join EBRPD Naturalist Trail Gail for this excursion in Point Pinole with its explosive past. Meet at Atlas Road entrance. Info: 544-2233.
Wednesday, July 25, 5 - 9  PM:  Point Molate Visioning Workshop.  The City of Richmond is seeking community input about how to best use the land at Point Molate for the benefit of all. The second community visioning workshops will be held Wednesday, July 25 from 5 to 9 PM at Richmond Municipal Auditorium with a light dinner provided. Please make sure to RSVP HERE so plans may be made to accommodate everyone. TRAC recommends high priority for completing and opening the Bay Trail along Point Molate’s 1.5-mile shoreline to speed public access and enjoyment of this beautiful shoreline. CLICK HERE for information about the Point Molate Bay Trail, including the first section to be completed this September linking the bus stop at Castro Street and Tewksbury Avenue with the Stenmark Drive exit from I-580 (http://www.pointrichmond.com/baytrail/pointsanpablo.htm).
Saturday, July 28, 10 AM - 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’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.
Saturday, August 4, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.

Saturday, August 11, 8 - 10 AM : Birding at Point Pinole.  Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher at Atlas Road entrance to check out the latest shorebird models freshly minted in the Arctic with some other birds as well. Info: 544-2233.
Saturday, August 11, 11 AM - 4 PMHome Front Festival & Rosie Rally. This free, fun and family-friendly event will celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter with festivities, great food, costumes, contests, dancing and more! This year, instead of breaking the Guinness record, everyone is encouraged to update Rosie or represent home front occupations in creative ways, or to come in traditional garb to join the largest Rosie celebration and festival yet. Location: Craneway Pavilion, Ford Assembly Plant, 1414 Harbour Way S  CLICK HERE for more info.
Sunday, August 12, 9 AM - 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard SS Red Oak Victory. Bike or hike the Shipyard 3 Trail for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes! Beverages include orange juice and coffee. $12 for adults; $5 for kids. Mimosas are available for an extra fee. Tickets will be available on-line and via phone; or just pay at the gate. Arrive early to reserve your seat with the best view of the SF Bay! CLICK HERE for details.

Saturday, August 18, 8 - 10 AM : 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.
Saturday, August 18, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Saturday, August 18, 10 AM - 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’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.
Wednesday, August 22, 9:30 AM - 1 PM:  Wednesday Walk at Point Pinole.  Meet EBRPD Naturalist Trail Gail at Atlas Road entrance for a mostly flat walk to discover the natural and human history of Point Pinole with its explosive past. Info: 544-2233.
Saturday, Sept. 1, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Sunday, Sept. 9, 9 AM - 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard SS Red Oak Victory. Bike or hike the Shipyard 3 Trail for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes! Beverages include orange juice and coffee. $12 for adults; $5 for kids. Mimosas are available for an extra fee. Tickets will be available on-line and via phone; or just pay at the gate. Arrive early to reserve your seat with the best view of the SF Bay! CLICK HERE for details.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Saturday, Oct, 6, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 AM - 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard SS Red Oak Victory. Bike or hike the Shipyard 3 Trail for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes! Beverages include orange juice and coffee. $12 for adults; $5 for kids. Mimosas are available for an extra fee. Tickets will be available on-line and via phone; or just pay at the gate. Arrive early to reserve your seat with the best view of the SF Bay! CLICK HERE for details.
Saturday, Oct, 20, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Saturday, Nov, 3, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 7:30 AM:  “Nitro Turkey" 10K & 5K Thanksgiving Runs at Point PinoleCLICK HERE for information and to register with Brazen Racing.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 tkelly@kyotousa. 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.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 9:30 AM - 2 PM: 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 ttkelly@kyotousa. 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.

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.