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Garin-Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

These connected parks in the east bay hills are favorites of hikers. Dry Creek park and the adjacent Garin park ...

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Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The swimming lagoon here is a magnet for visitors of all ages. NOTE: the Swim Lagoon will be CLOSED for ...

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Contra Loma Regional Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Hike this grassy habitat for rattlesnakes, see birds forage the lake, or take the family for a swim at the ...

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Bay Point Regional Shoreline (north of Concord)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Fishing and birding are favorite activities at this park on the western Delta shoreline.  A 1.1-mile loop trail provides visitors ...

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Antioch Regional Shoreline

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Pier fishing is the main attraction of this park on the southern shore of the Delta. The park’s 550-foot long ...

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Annadel State Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Bordering the eastern edge of Santa Rosa, Annadel has hiking, mountain biking, and horsebackriding, and wildflowers grace its hills abundantly ...

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Safe Fishing with Kids for the Bay

May 01, 2012 by Melati Kaye

Thanks to the nonprofit Kids for the Bay, each year a few thousand kids learn firsthand why those “Drains to Bay” stencils on storm grates are so important -- and why eating fish from San Francisco Bay may not always be a good idea.

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Protecting the Little Fish, Food for Many

July 12, 2011 by Juliet Grable

They're the little guys. Small, silver, nondescript fish that are so hard to tell apart that many people simply call them "baitfish." But though they don't command the attention of a breaching humpback whale or trophy tuna, these humble creatures--from anchovies to squid--play a starring role in local marine ecosystems. New legislation aims to force fisheries managers to consider that role when writing plans for the state's commercial fishing fleet.

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All in a Roe

January 01, 2009 by Glen Martin

This winter, as they have for decades, fishermen in the Bay’s last commercial fishery will launch their boats in search of spawning herring. These small fish come into the Bay from the ocean to lay their eggs. People aren’t the only ones on the hunt for herring; seals and seabirds depend on this bounty as well. But changing consumer tastes, rising costs, and unstable marine conditions have put the squeeze on the both the hunter and the hunted, and now the survival of this historic fishery is very much in question.

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Book Review: Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation

October 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation, by Tom Stienstra, Foghorn Outdoors, 2004, 498 pages, $19.95 (www.foghorn.com).   In introducing his newest ...

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