Christmas Tree Habitat for Fish Project at Quarry Lakes in Fremont


On Saturday, January 4, 2014, East Bay regional Park District Fisheries Program held the annual Fish Habitat Workshop at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont. See more details and photos on our Facebook page.

The East Bay Regional Park District, Black Bass Action Committee, Boy Scouts of America, and Walton's Pond will host a day of fish habitat improvements at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area on Saturday, January 4, at 8 a.m.

Thanks to the donation of about 1,000 unsold Christmas trees by East Bay tree vendors, this activity will provide needed habitat for bass, bluegill, and sunfish in Horseshoe Lake, part of Quarry Lakes.

Volunteers can work off that holiday turkey and help the fisheries at the same time by attaching Christmas trees to chains! You can see our video, “Fish Swim in Christmas Tree Reef,” online at

Volunteers should arrive at Quarry Lakes at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, rain or shine. Bring short boots and warm clothes you can get dirty. A breakfast of fruit, rolls, juice, and coffee will start the event along with an orientation on how to accomplish the task ahead! At the conclusion of the project, about 1 p.m., a hot sandwich lunch will be provided.

Meet at: 
Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, Ca. 94536 
Directions: From I-880, take the Decoto Road/Hwy. 84 exit east to Paseo Padre Parkway, turn right, and then left on Isherwood Way to the park entrance. From Mission Blvd in Fremont, turn south on Nursery Avenue, right (west) on Niles Blvd, left on Osprey Drive, and left on Quarry Lakes Drive to the park entrance.

For more information, call or email Fisheries Program Manager Pete Alexander at (510) 544-2342 or or call Fisheries Resource Analyst Joe Sullivan at (510) 544-2329.

Carolyn Jones
(510) 544-2217