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National Geographic Photographs Park District's Unique Ca. Freshwater Fish Collection

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore visited the Park District’s aquarium lab in August to document species for the Photo Ark project.
East Bay Regional Park District Names New Fire Chief

Richard “Rick” Seal, a 25-year veteran of the San Jose Fire Department has been selected as the new Fire Chief of the East Bay Regional Park District, succeeding Dan McCormick who retired in April.
2017 Coastal Cleanup Day Set for Sept. 16 – Volunteers Needed

The East Bay Regional Park District invites the public to spend a morning outdoors improving East Bay shorelines, during the 33rd annual California Coastal Cleanup coming up Saturday, September 16.
Excessive Heat Warning: Be Safe this Labor Day Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the Bay Area extending from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4 (Labor Day). Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees in many areas of the East Bay Regional Park District.
August 14 Community Meeting Focuses on Coyote Hills Restoration & Public Access Project

On August, 14 the East Bay Regional Park District held its first of two public meetings on planned improvement to Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, which includes the addition of 306 acres along the eastern boundary of the existing Park.
Fall Apple Festival Returns to Garin

Celebrate our farming and pioneer past during the Regional Park District’s annual Apple Festival, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
Big Plans in Works for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

One hundred ninety-one acres off Somerville Road are set to transfer to the East Bay Regional Park District to serve as a new grand entrance for the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Park District Highlights Climate Change in National Public Radio Generation Listen Event

The Park District participated in National Public Radio’s (NPR) Generation Listen event focused on discussing the conflict between nature and people. The District discussed climate change, the ultimate balancing act between people and the environment…
Albany Beach Restoration & Public Access Project Update

Thanks to voter-approved funding from Measures CC and WW, the East Bay Regional Park District has embarked on a plan to improve habitat, access, and trail conditions along the Albany shoreline at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. Phase 1 of the Albany Beach Restoration & Public Access Project began in 2015 and included...
Rail Fair Coming to Ardenwood Historic Farm

The Rail Fair will be held at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont during Labor Day weekend: Sept. 2, 3 & 4, 2017
Lake Temescal, Quarry Lakes Set To Reopen For Swimming August 12th

Lake Temescal and Quarry Lakes are scheduled to reopen to swimming on Saturday, August 12 as well. Both lakes had been closed due to the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) toxins.
News Coverage Highlights Importance of Fire Hazard Reduction

The August 2 Grizzly Fire in the Berkeley-Oakland Hills burned 20 acres and reminded us all of the serious fire danger present in our Bay Area hills and ridgelines. Luckily, this fire was quickly controlled. According to the East Bay Regional Park District, that’s thanks in part to the thinning of eucalyptus.