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Bay Nature magazineJanuary-March 2018


Birding By Kayak at Big Break Regional Shoreline in the East Bay

January 02, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

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.

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Summer Algal Bloom and Aquatic Grass Growth Forces Boats Off the Water in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

July 27, 2017 by Sonner Kehrt

A yellow-brown blanket covers the Berkeley Aquatic Park lagoon.

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San Francisco Joins the Water Trail

February 01, 2016 by Melanie Hess

Islais Creek Park is the first official San Francisco site on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

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Into the Breach

January 04, 2016 by Paul McHugh

A kayaker explores the newly restored and now-open tidal marsh at Cullinan Ranch in the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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Clear Lake, a Destination for Kayaking and Birding

April 08, 2013 by Terry Knight

We’ve thought about doing a piece on Clear Lake for a long time: It’s a wildlife magnet just over two ...


Paddling to the sea

May 14, 2012 by Paul Epstein

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.

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Paddle with the Salmon on the Tuolumne

November 08, 2011 by Linda Silvey

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.

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From Mild to Wild

July 01, 2011 by Andrea Pflaumer

A regional effort to create a regional Bay Water Trail is bearing fruit with new funding for an integrated program of boat launches, education programs, and more. It’s time to get out on San Francisco Bay!

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Letter From the Publisher: On Porpoises, the Lure of the Bay, and a New Water Trail

July 01, 2011 by David Loeb

There’s nothing like getting out on the Bay at water level. And now that harbor porpoises are again venturing daily inside the Golden Gate, there’s never been a better time to grab a paddle and hit the water--or at least let Bay Nature take you there in your mind’s eye!

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A Pasture Becomes a Rich Birdwatching and Kayaking Area in Point Reyes

October 01, 2009 by Carolyn Longstreth

Wildlife thrives at Giacomini Wetland at the south end of Tomales Bay.

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