All participants must have a participant registration form and waiver on file with BORP.
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Coastal In-Person Collaboration with East Bay Parks at Crab Cove in Alameda
April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 16th Coastal In-Person Collaboration with East Bay Parks at Crab Cove in Alameda
The program fee is $10 and the deadline to confirm your spot is Friday, April 7th.
Join us for a day hiking checking out the shoreline with a docent led talk; will have lunch provided by East Bay Parks and check out the visitors center, and maybe ice cream at the end of the day.
The beach has three contiguous areas, and a flat, paved 2.5-mile trail runs the entire length. At the northwestern end is Crab Cove, where at low tide you can use the Rocky Shoreline Tide Ramp, a concrete ramp, to get close to tidepools. You may find yourself at touching distance from limpets and barnacles. The base of the ramp is submerged at high tide. Look for grebes and pelicans, and at low tide, shorebirds feeding in the exposed mudflats. Another good spot to see waterfowl is closer to the beach, from an accessible overlook at the freshwater lagoon. It was teeming with coots on my late-December visit.
At Crab Cove visitor center you can see Bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations to view microscopic animals, build a crab from the inside out, or get a lug worm’s view of the mudflats. Other displays are about the local ecology. Pick up a brochure here for the self-guided Memory Lane History Tour.
If you have difficulty with the Para-Cliffhangers sign up you can let me know you’re coming. I’ll let them know how many people are coming by Thursday evening so they can make sure they have enough volunteer support.
You also must fill out the waiver for TouchStone, preferably prior to arrival
Please note if you have already filled out the TouchStone waiver recently that you do not have to do it again. Check with me to see if we will be able to provide transportation. Please let me know if you are interested. The deadline to confirm your spot is Monday, April 17th.