July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff
Come observe a series of flourishing restored wetlands, and the shorebirds and ducks that pause or stop here on their …
May 18, 2012 by Eric Galan
The Hayward regional shoreline consists of over a thousand acres of marshes and seasonal wetlands. At low tide sandpipers and black stilts wander about the mud flats searching for food, while cyclists and runners exercise along a 5-mile trail.It’s hard to imagine that more than a hundred years ago, mounds of salt covered these same Hayward marshes like a fresh blanket of snow. The salt attracted harvesters, going way back to the original inhabitants.
July 01, 2010 by Kathleen M. Wong
With millions of people and millions of acres of open space, the Bay Area is a lively, and sometimes uneasy, blend of wild and urban. In the East Bay, dozens of rare species — from birds along the Bay to wildflowers in the hills — survive against the odds thanks in part to the East Bay Regional Park District, whose staff does everything from creating nesting islands to clearing trees for the sake of imperiled plants and animals.
March 19, 2010 by Kris Vann
A long-running controversy over a power plant proposed for the Bayshore in Hayward is heating up as opponents consider whether to appeal recent permits granted to Calpine, the company that wants to build a 600-megawatt plant in an area that has a sometimes uneasy mix of industry and important wildlife habitat.