Over the next several days, join EGRET's Park Guides in exploring Aquatic Park. All events last 90 minutes and begin outside the cabin in front of Middle Pond at the park’s southern entrance.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.: “A Walk Through History.” The legacy of the past is on display in this stroll around Middle Pond.
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m.: “Shorebirds of Berkeley’s Wetlands.” An array of over-wintering ducks has joined the resident population.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.: “Willow Rescue.” Descendants of the shoreline’s original willows are being returned to health through ivy removal.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m.: “Migrations at Dusk.” Black-crowned night herons leaving their willows cross paths with great egrets coming to roost above the cabin.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.: “Bayshore Cleaning.” Bring renewed life to tidal plants by helping remove storm debris from the bay shoreline.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.: “A Walk in the Garden.” Colorful blooms are already on display in this garden of California native plants.
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.: “Park Transformations to Come.” Walk the location where Coastal Conservancy may fund safer trail connections and habitat plantings.
Visiting Aquatic Park: The southern end of the park can be reached along a somewhat convoluted route. Take Seventh Street or San Pablo Avenue south into Emeryville, and turn right on 67th Street. Continue across the railroad tracks and immediately turn right onto Shellmound which continues straight (north) into the park. As you reach the park, keep to the right to stay off the freeway on-ramp; the cabin is just ahead.
Cyclists or pedestrians can also enter at Addison Street, Bancroft Way, or the I-80 bicycle/pedestrian overpass and head south one mile.
For more information on Aquatic Park EGRET, call 549-0818 or write to email@example.com.