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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For the Richmond Bay Trail


Monday, Sept. 24, 9 AM - Noon: Birding at Dotson Family Marsh.  Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher at Dotson Family Marsh staging area at end of Goodrick Avenue for this birding outing. Info: 544-2233.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 AM - 4 PM: North Richmond Shoreline Festival at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Celebrate the 3rd annual Bay Day at this 13th annual family event features many activities, food and fun. CLICK HERE for details.
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. 7, 5 - 7:30  PM: Sunset Photography at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  Bring camera and tripod (or phone if that is what you have) and capture the soul of the park under the (hopefully) colorful skies of October. Some wading and scrambling possible.Oct 7: Point Pinole, Atlas Rd. Bridge. No registration required; Drop-in program only.For information, call: (510) 544-2233. - TNA, Anthony Fisher - Free.  Point Pinole: Atlas Bridge, 37.999743, -122.352728
Saturday, Oct. 13, 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.
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.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 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.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 5 - 7:30  PM: Sunset Photography at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.  Bring camera and tripod (or phone if that is what you have) and capture the soul of the park under the (hopefully) colorful skies of October. Some wading and scrambling possible.Oct 7: Point Pinole, Dotson Family Marsh at end of Goodrick Avenue. No registration required; Drop-in program only.For information, call: (510) 544-2233. - TNA, Anthony Fisher - Free.  Point Pinole: Dotson Family Marsh, 37.978778, -122.365278
Monday, Oct. 15, 9 AM - Noon: Birding at Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline.  Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher at first parking lot on Dornan Drive after tunnel for this birding outing. Info: 544-2233.
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.