A New Year in the Regional Parks

By Ned MacKay The East Bay Regional Park District will usher in the New Year with special programs at several of the parklands. For the energetic, there’s an ascent of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley. It’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, led by naturalist Anthony Fisher. The […]

Applicants Sought for Seat on Park Board

By Ned MacKay Because Diane Burgis has been elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, applicants are now being considered to serve out the remaining two years of her term on the East Bay Regional Park District board. Burgis represents the park district’s Ward 7, which comprises the northern tier of Contra Costa […]

EBRPD Expands Black Diamond and More

Park District Purchases Almost 400 Acres in East Contra Costa County   The East Bay Regional Park District board of directors voted 7-0 last week to purchase two parcels totaling 390 acres to expand Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch and Vasco Hills Regional Preserve near Byron.   The Black Diamond property is a […]

Park District Board Members to be Honored

The East Bay Regional Park District invites the public to a reception Dec. 1 honoring John Sutter and Doug Siden, who are retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the District board. Sutter, who served 20 years on the Park District board representing Ward 2, is best known for his work to save the land […]

EBRPD Re-Names Breuner Marsh

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) board of directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to re-name Breuner Marsh, a 60-acre wetland at Pt. Pinole Regional Park, after the Dotson family for their long-standing efforts to save the Richmond shoreline from development. The former Breuner Marsh was, at various times, slated for housing, an airport, industrial […]

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell Honored as ‘Park Champion’

Event to discuss impacts of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay took place at Hayward Shoreline The East Bay Regional Park District will present Rep. Eric Swalwell with the 2016 Congressional Park Champion Award Monday, Sept. 19th in recognition of his tireless efforts to protect parks, shorelines and open space in the East Bay and beyond. The award, […]

Ted Radke, East Bay Parks director, dies

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ted Radke, who served on our Board of Directors for 36 years and was a key part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s expansion and growth during that time. Director Radke, a longtime Martinez resident, died last Sunday at age 71. He was the longest-serving board […]

Caltrans Shoreline Cleanup

Caltrans’ “Protect Every Drop” Campaign Funds Series of Shoreline Cleanups Throughout East Bay   Partnership Celebrated with June 25 Community Volunteer Event   WHAT: Volunteers from Caltrans will join the East Bay Regional Park District on Saturday, June 25 to celebrate the launch of a comprehensive environmental education and shoreline cleanup program extending into spring […]

Caltrans Shoreline Cleanup

Caltrans’ “Protect Every Drop” Campaign Funds Series of Shoreline Cleanups Throughout East Bay   Partnership Celebrated with June 25 Community Volunteer Event   WHAT: Volunteers from Caltrans will join the East Bay Regional Park District on Saturday, June 25 to celebrate the launch of a comprehensive environmental education and shoreline cleanup program extending into spring […]