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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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Park It by Ned MacKay: St. Patrick’s Day at Big Break

Park It by Ned MacKay: St. Patrick’s Day at Big Break

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s said that if you can trap a leprechaun, he will grant you three wishes. Naturalist Cat Taylor will put this legend to the test with a “St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow’s End Treasure Hunt” on Saturday, March 17, at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. Anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. you can drop […]

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Park It: Relativity in the regional parks

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Albert Einstein’s birthday is on March 14 (3.14), and although so far it isn’t a national holiday, Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley will acknowledge the famed physicist’s contributions to science with a special program on Sunday, March 11. From 1 to 2 p.m., interpretive student aide Brianna Contaxis-Tucker will help visitors celebrate Einstein’s birthday, experience […]

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