Join us for a day of habitat restoration in your backyard Bay!
The man-made 20 acre island was developed through the 1940s-1960s as an island wave break for coastal Strawberry residents. The island is undergoing its 6th year of enhancement and study by Audubon staff and community members, after receiving funding from the 2007 Cosco-Busson oil spill tragedy that washed hundreds of oil slathered waterbirds to the island’s shore. Over the years, habitat enhancement has included adding 1/2 a mile of rocky-cobble and sandy shoreline that provides high tide resting habitat for waterbirds while absorbing wave impact and stopping island erosion. A new mosaic of over 30,000 new native plants will help provide food and protection for songbirds, shorebirds, and other wildlife.
Check the weather before you come! If it’s going to be very hot, bring two liters of water for everyone in your party. Wear pants, closed-toed shoes, and a rain coat if rain in the forecast. Heavy rain or lightning cancels but we will still go in light rains because these are the best days for restoration! Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Come prepared with layers and sun protection. While we do provide a small snack, we encourage everyone to bring a sack lunch because you are guaranteed to get hungry!
RSVP to Fabiola Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETING SPOT: Meet at Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary office- 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon CA. Park in the gravel lots facing the Bay. Exit your vehicle, turn towards the west (downhill) and walk through the wooden gate (along the yellow fence and near the steep concrete driveway). Head down the stairs to the breezeway by the offices. We will be waiting for you there!
July 6 from 1:30 – 5:30pm
July 27 from 8am-12pm