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Park It: Cleaning up at Tilden Regional Park

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune There’s lots of variety in the free public programs scheduled in coming days at Tilden Nature area near Berkeley. First on the agenda is “Soapy Suds, DIY Cleaning Supplies,” from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, hosted by interpretive student aide Brianna Contaxis-Tucker. ...

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Park It: Feeling sheepish?

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Spring is almost here (the first day is March 20), and it’s time for the sheep at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont to receive their annual buzz cut. The farm will shear its sheep during a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 ...

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Regional parks weather the storm

Rocky Ridge Trail slide. (COURTESY / On File)

By BEVERLY LANE Special to the Tribune Although this winter’s storms brought a much-needed supply of water, they also unfortunately caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Park District. Probably the hardest hit was Del Valle Regional Park 10 miles south of Livermore. The park surrounds Lake ...

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Johnny Appleseed Day approaches

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Johnny Appleseed isn’t just a figment of American folklore; he was an actual person. His real name was John Chapman. Born in 1774 in Pennsylvania, he became a pioneer nurseryman as an adult, establishing apple tree nurseries in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and other ...

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Parks Board announces new director

Colin Coffey, new Ward 7 Director of the East Bay Regional Park District. Ward 7 encompasses Martinez, as well as other areas in eastern Contra Costa County. (EBRPD / Courtesy)

The East Bay Regional Park District announced the appointment of Hercules resident Colin Coffey to the Ward 7 seat of the EBRPD Board of Directors. Ward 7 generally encompasses the Eastern Contra Costa County communities of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Crockett, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Mt. ...

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Election opens up Board seat in Ward 7

The East Bay Regional Park District is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors due to the recent election of Park Director Diane Burgis to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. The Park District’s Ward 7, which will be vacated by Burgis on Jan. ...

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Park It: Regional Park District to host holiday programs

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune A couple of always-popular special programs mark the holiday season in the East Bay Regional Parks. One is Christmas at the Carousel, at the historic merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley. Built in 1911 by the Herschell-Spillman Company, and located at Tilden ...

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Sutter, Siden retiring

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is inviting the public to a reception Dec. 1, to honor John Sutter and Doug Siden, both retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the EBRPD District Board. The public reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the ...

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Happy trails …

Labor Day in Martinez

Cyclists enjoying the George Miller Regional Trail, also known as “Old Snake Road” in the hills above Martinez over Labor Day Weekend. Hikers, walkers, joggers, cyclists and families replete with children and dogs were out in droves over the weekend, enjoying East Bay Regional Park District trails. (JOHN GRUBKA / ...

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