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A Refuge Revealed, Part One: History & Mystery

Thursday, November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

The Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1972, but this story starts 200 years earlier when Europeans colonized the San Francisco Bay. Learn about the Bay’s history and the answers to mysteries such as: Why are mercury and gold a lethal duo? How is silver mining in Nevada still affecting the Bay? Why was Oscar the Grouch happier 60 years ago than today? Join Docent Larry Rosenblum for Part One of our new online webinar series, A Refuge Revealed: History & Mystery.

From 6:30 pm-8:00 pm via Zoom, you will discover the answer to these mysteries and others and then take a virtual tour through one of the Refuge’s salt marsh habitats. Register here.

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We recognize that the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge sits on the unceded land of many bands of the Ohlone people. This land continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people and all familial descendants of the Chochenyo, Ramaytush, and Tamyen language groups. We want to recognize this land’s history, and the Ohlone people are alive and flourishing members of our nearby communities and the broader Bay Area communities today.

This program is brought to you by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society (SFBWS) and the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP). Check out these links for more information: &

Attending Part One? Make sure to also register for Part Two to get another piece of the history puzzle!

Photo: Cris Benton


Thursday, November 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Olivia Poulos