Join us for a Native Oyster Hike on Saturday, May 21st at 9:30am at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

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Did you know that the San Francisco Bay is home to the Olympia oyster? This unique species of oyster is the only oyster native to the Bay Area and the West Coast. Unfortunately, due to the Gold Rush, the population of Olympia oysters has decreased greatly. However, not all hope is lost, there are projects that aim to enhance their numbers, and protect them from disappearing. Such projects include the construction and placement of reef balls at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond.

To highlight the importance of the Olympia oyster and conservation efforts in the Bay Area, the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, with the support of Latino Outdoors, has created a hike that aims to educate the public on this topic and to encourage others to go outdoors. The hike will take place at Point Pinole Shoreline. Participants will meet and start the hike at the Atlas Road staging area. The hike is a 3 mile loop. Once the participants have reached the halfway point by the fishing pier, they will be treated to an informative oyster education lesson led by reef ball project manager, Chris Lim, which includes touching and inspecting a few of the reef balls on the shoreline. The hike is considered easy as the trail is flat, but there are unpaved sections. There is also a lot of shade throughout the trail.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 9:30AM - 12:30 PM
Meeting point: Please park at the ATLAS ENTRANCE (3000 Atlas Road, Richmond, 94806). There is a kiosk at the site that may or may not be staffed when you arrive, if it is staffed then the fee for parking is $3. Look for the CCRCD staff or Latino Outdoors leader.

Please bring comfortable hiking clothing, a jacket or sweater, a good pair of hiking shoes or boots, plenty of water and sunscreen. Snacks will be provided to the attendees. Since we are walking on the shoreline, please bring shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy, are waterproof or bring a pair of rubber boots (to really walk in the soft mud).

Amenities: There are bathrooms at the parking area and near the fishing pier.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you out there!

¿Sabías que la Bahía de San Francisco es el hogar de la ostra Olympia? Esta especie única de ostra es la única ostra nativa del Área de la Bahía y la costa oeste. Lamentablemente, debido al Gold Rush, la población de ostras Olimpia ha disminuido considerablemente. Sin embargo, no toda la esperanza está perdida, hay proyectos que apuntan a aumentar su número y evitar que desaparezcan. Dichos proyectos incluyen la construcción y colocación de arrecifes en Point Pinole Regional Shoreline en Richmond.

Para resaltar la importancia de la ostra Olympia y los esfuerzos de conservación en el Área de la Bahía, el Distrito de Conservación de Recursos de Contra Costa, con el apoyo de Latino Outdoors, ha creado una caminata que tiene como objetivo educar al público sobre este tema y animar a otros a salir al aire libre. La caminata sera en Point Pinole Shoreline. Los participantes se reunirán y comenzarán la caminata en el área de preparación de Atlas Road. La caminata es de 3 millas. Una vez que los participantes hayan llegado a la mitad del camino en el muelle de pesca, recibirán una lección informativa sobre ostras dirigida por el gerente del proyecto de bolas de arrecife, Chris Lim, que incluye tocar e inspeccionar algunas de las bolas de arrecife en la costa. La caminata se considera fácil ya que el sendero es plano, pero hay secciones sin pavimentar. También hay mucha sombra en todo el camino.

Fecha: sábado, 21 de mayo de 2022
Hora: 9:30 a. m. - 12:30 p. m.
Punto de encuentro: estacione en ATLAS ENTRANCE (3000 Atlas Road, Richmond, 94806). Hay un quiosco en el sitio que puede o no tener personal cuando llegue, si tiene personal, la tarifa de estacionamiento es de $ 3. Busque al personal de CCRCD o al líder de Latino Outdoors.

Traiga ropa cómoda para caminar, una chaqueta o suéter, un buen par de zapatos o botas para caminar, mucha agua y protector solar. Se brindará refrigerio a los asistentes. Ya que estamos caminando en la costa, traiga zapatos que no le importe mojar y enlodar, que sean impermeables o traiga un par de botas de goma (para caminar realmente en el lodo blando).

Amenidades: Hay baños en el área de estacionamiento y cerca del muelle de pesca.¡

Gracias, y esperamos verte por ahí!

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Earth Day 2022

FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd at the Family Harvest Farm

The CCRCD, John Muir Land Trust, and volunteers joined forces this Earth Day at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburg for an Earth Day Workday cleanup. See below for a quick video and beautiful (clickable) images of that day!

FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd at the Rodeo Cleanup

The Earth Day cleanup at Rodeo brought many surprises and big ticket items! We had a lot of support, and had fun working together!

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd at Lake Del Valle

Earth Day is everyday, and everywhere. Today we visited the Del Valle Regional Park's new visitor center in Livermore, and Supervising Naturalist, Ashley Grenier, talked with us about her Earth Day at the EBRPD's new facility!

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd at Marsh Creek Upper Watershed

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd at the Crockett Waterfront

The Earth Day cleanup at the Crockett Waterfront was a success, with the CREEC (Carquinez Regional Environmental Education Center), the Crockett Striped Bass Club, SLC (State Lands Commission), and the CCRCD all joining in. Afterwards we enjoyed some BBQ at the Striped Bass Club!

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