Walk Berkeley Shoreline with The Berkeley Mariners.
Berkeley Shoreline Walk Club
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Part of the Walkable Neighborhoods for Seniors Project
We meet every Wednesday in front of the Sea Breeze Market, near the Berkeley Marina. Just over (west of) highway 80 overpass on University Avenue and West Frontage Road.
For more information conact: Gene Herman, (510) 548-9840
Remember to weat comfortable shoes. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and a friend!
Relan, enjoy, and stretch your legs on a one-hour walk with potential to see many local and wayfaring birds and fantastic views of San Francisco Bay. Three routes along scenic Berkeley shoreline. Do Tai Chi exercise with Gene after the walk, “On demand.”
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: #9 bus stops directly across University Avenue from Seabreese market; it runs every half-hour and can be picked up at Shattuck and Center Street (A transfer location in downtown Berkeley.
In partnership with USOAC (United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County) and Walkable Neighborhoods for Seniors
All groups and individuals should meet at the Berkeley staging area located behind the Seabreeze Market at the corner of University and Frontage Rd. Here, everyone needs to sign waivers, we give you trash /recycle bags, pencils, tally cards and a map of the areas we need to clean. THERE ARE SEVEN BERKELEY SITES, visit http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/marina/marinaexp/cleanup.htm for complete details. Most are within walking distance of this area. Here is a map. For children under 18yrs, there is a waiver for their parents/legal guardians to sign, that they can bring to the clean-up.
Clean-up ends at 12:00- At this point, you turn in your tally cards at the main staging area and show us your most unusual items for judging. Each person will get a ticket to be part of our raffle. It usually starts by 12:30. Great Items are donated by local merchants.- If you would like to donate please let us know.
SPECIAL AGAIN THIS YEAR!
There will be a FREE drop off for volunteers of Electronic and Computer parts at the main site at University and Frontage Rd in the Dirt area behind Seabreeze Market- last year over 100 people came and donated 12 tons of e-waste!
The focus of the clean-ups are where the runoff from East Bay streets and creeks flows into the Bay covering the shorelines with litter. Most of the litter we pick up comes from inland, not the ocean. The new Bay trail runs along Frontage Rd. from Ashby Ave-to University, the site of the Berkeley Beach, connects the East Shore State Park. Some of the areas are part of the Eastshore State Park, which extends along the shoreline between Emeryville and Richmond. The clean-up provides a wonderful excuse to connect the cities, to make a difference and to explore the unique shoreline areas. We encouraged neighbors to do community service to clean up the Aquatic Park.
Itís a day full of fun starting at noon on the 4,th, of July. The south shore of the Berkeley Marina at the bottom of University Ave. is filled with great stuff to do all day. Decorate your bike, trike, stroller, or even your head with recyclables at Madame Ovaryís booth. Adventure Playground, always a favorite, is open 11am-8pm. Get your face painted or wear a balloon hat. Try the giant slide or splash in the water at the beach!
Plenty of fun stuff for adults, too! No need to cook – lots of international food booths.
Live entertainment from noon until 9PM includes Emeryville Taiko, Troupe Tangiers belly dancers, Guru Garage jazz band, Adrianne Serna folk band, The Back Pages 60s rock & roll, Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente – Latin jazz, Dana Smith & his performing dog Lacy, Jeremy Shafer fire juggler, Tribal Drums, and Andean music by Kollasuyo.
Thereís art & craft booths, massages, free sailboat & dragonboat rides from 1-4pm, and much more including the grand fireworks off the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30pm.
And don’t forget that University Avenue is closed west of 6th Street, starting at 5:00 pm.
City of Berkeley 4th of July page