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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

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How the East Bay Shoreline Became A Park for the People

March 28, 2017 by Lisa Krieger

A walk through the tumultuous history of the East Bay's popular shoreline park.

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It Takes a Village To Create a State Park

November 20, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

On Saturday November 16th, a crowd gathered at Eastshore State Park to celebrate legendary Save The Bay co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin and to rename the park in her honor.

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Citizens for East Shore Parks – CESP

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

CESP works to preserve the natural resources and facilitate the recreational and educational opportunities of the east shore of San Francisco Bay, creating a necklace of shoreline parks from Oakland to the Carquinez Strait.

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Eastshore State Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Strollers, cyclists, dog walkers, birders, this new park bordering San Francisco bay attracts them all with stunning views and miles ...

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The View from Albany Beach

May 18, 2011 by Erica Reder

Convenient isolation draws people to Albany Beach, and many bring their dogs for off-leash exercise. Officially, dogs aren't allowed on the beach at all, but this has been a popular off-leash area for years. Now an impending restoration project may set dog owners and habitat at odds.

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Grand Plans for Gateway Park

June 03, 2010 by Dan Rademacher

On June 2, about 80 people gathered in downtown Oakland to hear, and discuss, the plan for a major new shoreline park at the eastern foot of the Bay Bridge. If you're having trouble picturing what sort of park one might have there, you're not alone. At present, it's essentially a no-man's-land, but regional officials say it could be a world-class shoreline destination. With a lot of work and public input, of course...

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Opening the Door to Nature for People with Disabilities

October 01, 2006 by Bonnie Lewkowicz

Losing your eyesight or the use of your legs doesn't mean you lose your desire, or ability, to explore the natural world. Until recently, opportunities for people with disabilities to do so were few and far between. Fortunately, local activists have been knocking down these barriers, creating more opportunities for access, such as kayaking on the Bay, hiking in the hills, and cycling along the shore.

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Eastshore Park, Two Decades in the Making

October 01, 2005 by Sue Rosenthal

Eastshore State Park, an 8.5-mile-long ribbon of East Bay shoreline between the Bay Bridge and Richmond’s Marina Bay, is proof ...

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Magna Albany Mall Plan

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In May of 2002, Magna Entertainment Corporation, owner of the Golden Gate Fields racetrack, adjacent to Berkeley and Albany, proposed ...

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Claiming the Rubble

July 01, 2002 by Persis M. Karim

Along the Bay's eastern shoreline, an odd collection of artists, shorebirds, and plants have made their mark on a little-known former landfill known as the Albany Bulb. Now the Bulb's unruly landscape finds itself in the midst of the debate over the design of the new Eastshore State Park. But you can still explore and unwind at this decidedly eclectic open space.

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