Two landscapes stand divided by the hundred-year-old Yolo Bypass West Levee in Solano County. To the south of the levee’s U shape, canals tangle toward the sprawling Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, which teems with wildlife. North of the levee, former … Read more
Explore the Bay Water Trail
The San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail is the public resource that will get you out on the Bay.
San Francisco Opens a New Campground at Sunrise Point
Residents and advocates turn to the challenge of keeping it welcome.
Birding By Kayak at Big Break Regional Shoreline in the East Bay
Big Break, near the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, is a hotspot for birds. A great way to see them is by kayak.
Summer Algal Bloom and Aquatic Grass Growth Forces Boats Off the Water in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park
A yellow-brown blanket covers the Berkeley Aquatic Park lagoon.
San Francisco Joins the Water Trail
Islais Creek Park is the first official San Francisco site on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.
San Pablo Bay Restoration Means New Kayaking Destinations
A kayaker explores the newly restored and now-open tidal marsh at Cullinan Ranch in the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Clear Lake, a Destination for Kayaking and Birding
We’ve thought about doing a piece on Clear Lake for a long time: It’s a wildlife magnet just over two hours from our office in Berkeley, and yet relatively few Bay Area nature lovers ever visit. You might imagine that … Read more
Paddling to the sea
Jessie Raeder was an energetic high school student when a bitter dispute erupted over the use of chemicals to eradicate pike in Lake Davis in favor of native trout. Nowadays she’s director of Paddle to the Sea, a month long “paddle-a-thon” that begins in June and runs the 241-mile length the Tuolumne River from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay. The goal: raise awareness and money for the river’s benefactor, the Tuolumne River Trust.
Paddle with the Salmon on the Tuolumne
A remarkable event happens every year along the Tuolumne River, but sadly, very few people know about it: Chinook salmon run up the river to their spawning grounds, and the canoes of the Tuolumne River Trust are there to meet them. You could join them this weekend.