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Point Molate (Richmond)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Come bird and learn about the history of this part of Richmond and current issues with a proposed development at Pt. Molate. Jim Hanson of the California Native Plant Society, a member of the Pt. Molate Alliance, has kindly offered to co-lead this trip. Masha will focus on the birds and some plants, Jim will focus on the area’s history, native plant communities, and the conservation issues and opportunities at hand. Total round trip distance is around a couple miles. The trail from the Pt. Molate Beach Park is gravelly where there was once a railroad track and part of it is wooded and with tree roots, therefore the trail is not currently wheelchair accessible. It’s a fascinating and diverse landscape right near the foot of the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. Parking is ample, but official bike parking is kind of non-existent – you have to jerry rig something you feel comfortable with. That said, it’s a lovely ride either across the bridge from Marin, or mostly along the Bay Trail from points south in the East Bay. There is one porta-potty at the parking lot.
We will be looking and listening for birds and enjoying our winter visitors and resident birds. Here is a BAR CHART of birds reported in Dec-Jan at Pt. Molate Beach Park. A Wandering Tattler was seen in late October. Bring binoculars if you have them and if you have a scope to share, please bring, too!
Heavy rain cancels.
Leader: Masha Gutkin (email@example.com / 415-812-7448) and Jim Hanson
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 Dec 2. 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: We will meet at the Pt. Molate Beach Park. If going east on I-580 toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza, exit at Exit 7A, stay on Stenmark and turn left into the Pt. Molate Beach Park. (If coming from Marin, exit at Richmond Parkway/Pt. Richmond Exit 7 and double back on I-580 to the Stenmark Drive/Pt. Molate exit).
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