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Dotson Family Marsh and Giant Marsh (Contra Costa County)
November 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
At Dotson Family Marsh, we are likely to see sparrows and Western Meadowlarks in the grassland areas, as well as shorebirds feeding on the mudflat as the tide goes out. At the Giant Marsh, we will look for birds on the shoreline, in San Pablo Bay and in the upland eucalyptus groves. We will be walking on hard-packed, fairly level trails, with some ups and downs. Most of the terrain is exposed, with little shade. Restrooms at both staging areas; please bring water and snacks.
Leader: Maureen Lahiff, MLahiff@aol.com, (510) 484-6529
This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. Directions for registered participants are below.
Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
Walk is limited to 20 participants, plus the leaders. There will not be a waiting list.
Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Each person must register separately. No “drop ins,” please.
Thank you for your flexibility in helping us ensure that everyone remains healthy! Because we have to limit the size of trips, please do not sign up unless you are committed to attending.
Directions: From the south, take I-580 to exit 7B for Richmond Parkway. You will actually be on Castro Street, which will merge onto Richmond Parkway. Take Richmond Parkway to Goodrick Ave, which is a left turn, and drive to the staging area at the end. You can also reach Dotson Family Marsh from I-80. Take Richmond Parkway west and turn right at Goodrick Ave.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/7aR6tNdRNnSKCvDu5