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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Bay Area Ridge Trail faces uncertain future

March 02, 2012 by Rachel Gulbraa

The vision to create a 550-mile trail around the San Francisco Bay is threatened by state park closures scheduled for this summer, trail advocates say.The Bay Area Ridge Trail may not be the target of California state budget cuts, but because it runs through four state parks that are on the chopping block, advocates are worried about its future. As the July 1 deadline approaches on state park closures, the trail advocates say it's still unclear how trail access, maintenance, and public safety will be handled, as well as what happens to long term prospects for connecting new trails to the loop.

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From Bay to Ridge, Janet McBride Blazes New Trails

July 21, 2011 by Bay Nature Staff

Janet McBride has spent the past 13 years championing the two region-wide trails that encircle the Bay Area, making her one of our great unsung heroes of human-powered outdoor recreation in the Bay Area.

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Charting Future for Santa Clara County Parks

July 06, 2010 by Dan Rademacher

For the first time since 1993, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has asked the county parks department to review criteria for land acquisition, and they're looking for input from the public on what kinds of parklands they buy, and where.

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Saving Sonoma Mountain

October 22, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

At 2,463 feet, Sonoma Mountain is not even close to our region's tallest peak. But its broad slopes hold a remarkable diversity of iconic Bay Area landscapes, from redwood groves to oak woodlands to ranchlands and vineyards. And at the summit, the views sweep from ocean to valley. With new acquisitions and trails in the works, public access to those views keeps getting better and better.

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Closing the Loop at Carquinez

October 01, 2009 by Aleta George

From the top of Dillon Point in Benicia State Recreation Area, you can trace the route of the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail, a 50-mile route that will, when finished, ring the strait.

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Volunteers Build New Trail Near Martinez

June 17, 2009 by Daniel McGlynn

Bay Nature reporter Daniel McGlynn took part in a June 2009 work weekend with Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-CAL), a ...

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Making a Strait Loop

July 01, 2008 by Sherida Bush

Thanks to a collaboration between the regional Bay and Ridge Trails, a new loop trail will soon link the north sides of the Carquinez Strait.

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