About this event
On this easy walk, we’ll do some bird watching and learn about the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project. We hope to see some of the migratory water birds that return annually to the restored wetlands, so bring your bird guide and binoculars.
Note: this outing is in-person. We’re excited to see you on the trail!
This is an easy 2 miles walk, with an optional 2-mile extension after lunch.
COST Free; Reservations Required
WHERE TO MEET
We will meet at the end of Hangar Ave. You can set your navigation system to the intersection of Hangar Ave. and Stern Drive in Novato, CA: https://email@example.com,-122.5133327,17z?hl=en. There is ample parking in the vicinity and a port-a-potty near the meeting point.
From San Francisco (Northbound Highway 101): Take Nave Drive exit (after Lucas Valley Road). Stay on Nave Drive (going north) and turn right onto Main Gate Road. From Main Gate Road, turn left onto S. Palm Drive, turn right onto Hanger Avenue. Continue to the south end of Hanger Ave.
From Santa Rosa (Southbound Highway 101): Take Bel Marin Keys Boulevard exit. Turn right (east), cross over Highway 101, and turn right onto Nave Drive. Continue south on Nave Drive and turn left onto Hamilton Parkway. From Hamilton Parkway, turn left onto S. Palm Drive, turn right onto Hanger Ave. Continue to the south end of Hanger Ave.
Bring water, lunch, a sun hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.
Trail Map and Optional Audio Tour: Additional information about the Hamilton Wetlands, a downloadable brochure with a trail map, and a downloadable audio tour are available here: https://www.novatobaylandsstewards.org/visit
COVID-19 protocol: If you are fully vaccinated, feel free to come mask-free. If not, please plan to wear your mask for the duration of this outing.
About the Leader
Suzanne Weakley has been leading Greenbelt Alliance outings since 2012. She was born in San Francisco, but nature runs in her blood. Her parents met on a Sierra Club pack trip in Kings Canyon National Park in the 1940’s, and she grew up hiking and horseback riding on a ranch in Sonoma County. She works in continuing legal education for the University of California.