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Mission Peak Regional Preserve

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Spectacular Views can await determined hikers at the summits of Mission and Monument peaks in this preserve east of the

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Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Wide open vistas of Suisun Bay, and Solano and Contra Costa counties delight hikers at this hilly park overlooking the

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All Hail Hulet Hornbeck

May 09, 2012 by Aleta George

The Bay Area lost a giant of park-building with the passing of Hulet Hornbeck, who presided over the creation of 49,000 acres of parkland at the East Bay Regional Park District.

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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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Solano Land Trust Aims to Buy 1500 Acres

April 19, 2011 by Erica Reder

The Bay Area may gain 1,500 acres of protected open space this year thanks to a pending acquisition by the Solano Land Trust of Rockville Trails Estates, northwest of Fairfield. The former ranch boasts rich biodiversity and impressive vistas that could become a public asset, if the trust can raise the funds by August 31.

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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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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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Bay Area Ridge Trail

October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

The Bay Area is home to several regional trails, from the Bay Trail near the water’s edge up to the

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