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Park It: Earth Day celebrations

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Earth Day, an annual re-dedication to environmental preservation and protection, first celebrated in 1970, will be marked again this year by special events in several East Bay Regional Parks. At Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, “reduce, reuse and recycle” will be the ...

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Park It: Scottish Fair at Ardenwood

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The pipes are calling and the clans will gather at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont on Saturday, April 1, for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair. Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District and the East Bay Scottish Association, the always-colorful event ...

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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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Park It: ‘Less than appealing’

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Spring is a great time for enjoying the trails in the East Bay Regional Parks. The hills are green, wildlife abounds, and all kinds of wildflowers are starting to appear. Unfortunately, another appearance is trash left behind by park visitors. While walking the ...

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Park It: Fun in area parks

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By NED MacKAY The Over-The-Hills Gang is an informal group of hikers 55 years and older who enjoy nature study, fitness and outdoor fun. Naturalist “Trail Gail” Broesder will lead the gang on a hike at Briones Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Meet ...

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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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