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Trailblazing with TRAC’s Bruce Beyaert

April 10, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

This year, the Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) is celebrating its 15th year as the leading advocacy group for ...

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Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Jutting out into San Pablo Bay, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline treats visitors to expansive views of the Bay and beyond. ...

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Reclaiming the Richmond Shoreline

April 05, 2012 by Nate Seltenrich

At the northwestern edge of Richmond, near Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, a modest bayshore wetland stands ready to emerge from decades of neglect. Thanks to the residents of nearby Parchester Village and staff of the East Bay Regional Park District, Breuner Marsh will become precious public recreation land and a refuge for sensitive species imperiled by sea level rise.

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Walking the Line

October 01, 2008 by Horst Rademacher

It was 140 years ago, in October 1868, that the Hayward Fault unleashed the magnitude 6.8 temblor that put the fault on the map. The quake shook the entire region and virtually leveled the then-small hamlets of Hayward and San Leandro. Now, the land along the fault line is among the most densely populated in the region, a sobering situation given the likelihood of a repeat performance in the near future. But despite their destructive potential, the Hayward and the Bay Area’s other faults are the driving force behind our region’s varied and beautiful topography. Understanding how they work is key both to understanding our local landscapes and to preparing for the next Big One.

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A Shore Thing

October 01, 2007 by Lisa Owens-Viani

The East Bay shoreline is strung like a necklace with more than a dozen parks, from the bluffs of Point Pinole near Richmond to the sandy beach and shallow waters of Alameda’s Crown Beach to the salt marshes near Coyote Hills. The place where water meets land is a magnet for life of many kinds, and these parks are no exception: recreational destination for joggers, swimmers, and windsurfers; home for leopard sharks, bat rays, and crabs; wintertime smorgasbord for thousands of shorebirds. Turn back the clock a few decades, and you would have found garbage dumps or dynamite factories here. Skip back a few more decades, and you would find thriving aquatic ecosystems. You can still see traces of all of this and more at the shoreline parks of the East Bay Regional Park District.

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Tracking Richmond’s Bay Trail

April 01, 2007 by Dale Mead

On an overcast day this winter, seven of us met for a bike ride through Richmond on the Bay Trail. ...

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Got Wheels?

October 01, 2006 by Ann Sieck

Purisima Creek Preserve The shaded understory at uncrowded Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve on the Peninsula is a delicious place to ...

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On a Roll

October 01, 2006 by Ann Sieck

I was a backpacker from early childhood, and by my 20s thought myself a rugged adventurer, self-sufficient and in close ...

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Breuner Marsh Stewardship

January 01, 2006 by Aleta George

Some people inherit china, but Whitney Dotson has inherited a marsh. He doesn’t actually own Breuner Marsh, the 238-acre tidal ...

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Still Hanging On

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Nearly forgotten today, the native oysters of San Francisco Bay once formed large shallow-water reefs, providing critical habitat for other creatures and a major food source for Native Americans. Now, local scientists and Bay advocates are hoping to coax the remaining populations of this small mollusk back to health.

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