Walk the Shoreline

Event Details

Sunday, April 22, 2018
11:00 AM

Walk the Shoreline

Sunday April 22, 2018
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael
Distance: 2.5 mile walk
Bring: Binoculars, water, hat, sunscreen, layers and a snack
Register: This event is open to the public and free of charge. All ages welcome. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

This Shoreline Walking Tour will begin at Pickleweed Park. In honor of Earth Day, we will look at habitat restoration and sea level rise adaptation strategies along the water’s edge. Beginning at Tiscornia Marsh, we will discuss efforts to protect the eroding shoreline using native plants and will observe birds and other critters that thrive in the marshlands along the Bay. Along our route south, we will hear about Living Shorelines prototypes that re-introduce native oysters and eel grass into the Bay as a form of shoreline protection. We will consider the historic ecology of the canal district, and the future shoreline of San Rafael. Participants will contribute their bird and plant species sightings to a community science survey of the area. Our tour will end at the Marin Rod and Gun Club for an oyster BBQ hosted by Hog Island Oyster Company, the remains of which will help to build the Living Shorelines of the future. This tour is part of the Living With Water series, created by the Studio for Urban Projects/Bionic Team for the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge. We are grateful to Hog Island Oyster Company for their generous donation.

Katharyn Boyer, Professor of Biology, Estuary & Ocean Science Center and Lead Scientist for the Living Shorelines Project
Maureen Gaffney, San Francisco Bay Trail Planner
Rebecca Johnson, Citizen Science Lead California Academy of Sciences
Jeremy Lowe, Senior Environmental Scientist,  Resilient Landscapes Program Director,  San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)
John Parodi, Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) Restoration Manager, Education & Outreach Coordinator Point Blue
Jeffrey Rhoads, Executive Director of Resilient Shores
Stuart Siegel, Wetlands Scientist, Siegel Environmental
Jude Stalker, Manager for Special Projects at the Marin Audubon Society
Todd Meyer, FormerRod and Gun Club Restoration Habitat Committee Chair
Amanda McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer WRA Environmental Consultants and Rod and Gun Club Restoration Habitat Committee Chair

Credits: Illustration by Packard Jennings