Tag: East Bay Regional Park District

Park It: Mother’s Day at EBRP

Park It: Mother’s Day at EBRP

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, and several East Bay Regional Parks will observe it with programs celebrating moms, both human and animal. At Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda, naturalist Michael Charnofsky will lead a program from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mother’s Day. It’s […]

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Park It: May Day Celebration

| April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks The rites of spring will be celebrated in style during May Day open house, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at the Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley. Festivities will include maypoles, bubble blowing and spring-themed crafts for the whole family. The Berkeley Morris Dancers […]

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Park It: Bioblitz

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks The East Bay Regional Park District is looking for volunteers who would like to become community scientists for the day on Sunday, April 28, documenting biodiversity in any of three regional parklands. Two of the “bioblitz” programs will be led by naturalist Trent Pearce. One is from 10 a.m. […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Earth Day activities

Park It by Ned MacKay: Earth Day activities

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earth Day, celebrated annually since the first one in 1970, has become a global event of rededication to protection and preservation of our planet’s environment. Several events will herald Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Parks. One is at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, where “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is the theme of […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: Sunol Wildflower Festival

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wildflower walks, live entertainment and lots of nature-themed activities are all on the program for the Spring Wildflower Festival, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness in southern Alameda County. Sunol is one of the best places in the East Bay Regional Parks to see spring wildflowers. […]

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East Bay Regional Park District marking 85th year

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

East Bay Regional Park District, the largest of its kind in the nation, is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, offering visitors “Free Park Fridays,” concerts and other events, said Dave Mason, public information specialist. The District annually welcomes millions of visitors to its preserved 122,000 acres that provide natural habitat for wildlife and outdoor […]

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Park It: Scottish Fair

Park It: Scottish Fair

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

By EDWARD MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks The pipes are calling and Scots will gather on Saturday, April 6 at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., it’s a full day of celebrating things Scottish, including bagpipe music, Scottish dancing, homemade crafts, historic re-enactments, […]

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Park It: Trails Challenge

Park It: Trails Challenge

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks Trails Challenge, East Bay Regional Park District’s free, self-guided program to encourage exploring your regional parklands, is now well under way. This is the program’s 27th year. Here’s how it works: download the Trails Challenge guidebook from the Park District website at www.ebparks.org. Or you can pick it […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Nature at night

Park It by Ned MacKay: Nature at night

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A lot of activity in the animal world occurs at night, when the regional parks are usually closed to us humans. But for a glimpse into the mysterious world of wildlife after dark, join naturalist Constance Taylor for a walk from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Brushy Peak Regional Preserve in […]

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Park It: Great backyard bird count

Park It: Great backyard bird count

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Birding enthusiasts worldwide will join in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count, scheduled for Friday through Monday, Feb. 15 through 18. It’s an annual project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society in partnership with Bird Studies Canada. The idea is to count the birds you see for 15 minutes on one […]

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