Tag: Ned MacKay

Park it by Ned MacKay: Closing a Bay Trail gap

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Construction is planned to close one of the largest remaining gaps in a trail that when completed will encircle all of San Francisco Bay. The project will extend the existing trail for one mile between Buchanan and Gilman Streets west of Golden Gate Fields in Albany and Berkeley. The trail section will be constructed on […]

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Park it by Ned MacKay: Monarch butterfly research

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The time is fast approaching when monarch butterflies will make their appearance in the Bay Area, where the insects overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. One of their favorite winter homes is a eucalyptus grove at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. And you can help with research on the monarchs by learning […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Keen for Halloween

Park It by Ned MacKay: Keen for Halloween

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Goblins and ghosts will gather to celebrate Halloween with non-scary activities at several East Bay Regional Parks in coming days. Here’s a roundup. A day of “Halloween Hijinks” is in store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, with naturalist Mindy Castle. There will be three […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Coastal Cleanup

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year at this time, there’s a call for volunteers to help remove trash and recyclables from shoreline parks, lakes and along creeks throughout California. Coastal Cleanup 2018 is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. East Bay Regional Park District will participate at nine regional parklands. Volunteers should bring a refillable water […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Labor Day weekend in the regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Labor Day weekend in the regional parks

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re not leaving town on Labor Day weekend, there are all kinds of enjoyable activities planned close to home in the East Bay Regional Parks. Check out Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, which will stage its annual Rail Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1 through 3 The fair […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Don’t forget the water

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the dog days of summer approach, it’s worth repeating some advice: bring lots of water when you visit the regional parks and other open spaces. In the regional parks, there generally are not sources of drinking water once you have left the trailheads and picnic areas. And August heat can sneak up on you, […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Independence Day at East Bay Parks

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks Two of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special events to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will stage its annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. It’s a 19th Century-style community festival with patriotic music […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Be a docent at Black Diamond Mines

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you enjoy sharing knowledge of natural and cultural history with other people, consider training to become a docent at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. Black Diamond docents are volunteers who assist the park’s naturalist staff with special events and school programs. Docents must be at least 18 years old. Four five-hour training […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Meet the people who take care of the parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Meet the people who take care of the parks

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

From office staff to park rangers, from police and firefighters to nature educators, almost 800 dedicated employees – even more in the summer — keep the East Bay Regional Parks open and safe for the public to enjoy. You can meet some of them and find out more about what they do during “Rangers and […]

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Park it by Ned MacKay: New trailhead at Pleasanton Ridge

Park it by Ned MacKay: New trailhead at Pleasanton Ridge

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new trailhead has opened at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, giving visitors access to the north end of the long, linear parkland without the need for an extended hike or ride. The new Castleridge trailhead is located close to the intersection of Foothill Road and Old Foothill Road, west of Pleasanton’s Alviso Adobe Community Park. […]

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