"All good things are wild and free." --Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Group Hike at Heron's Head--Saturday, September 15th, 2012

From the air, this park looks like a bird's head, and so it was named after the heron. Our next group walk is Saturday, September 15th at Heron's Head Park in southeast San Francisco. Please join, and bring your kids!
Heron's Head

Meet at 10 o'clock by the Eco Center, the off-the-grid building next to the parking lot at Cargo Way and Jennings Street. I will distribute maps showing where we'll have our picnic lunch, and include a trail to India Basin, which is a great flat walk for adults, older children, and babies that can be carried. The walk ends whenever you want, but I will be finished around noon.

This walk is stroller friendly, breastfeeding friendly, free, and public. I recommend bringing a picnic blanket and something to share. The route is flat and easy.

Please spread the word. The more people who know about phenomenal places like Heron's Head--once destined to be a shipping terminal but now a protected Salt Marsh--the sooner great environmental changes will happen in our city (like the Blue Greenway, a 13-mile corridor that will connect parks like this one to the rest of the city by bicycle and pedestrian paths).

Also, it's just fun to hang out with new and familiar faces, and let the kids play the old fashioned way, under the sunshine, in the fresh air.



The EcoCenter and Literacy for Environmental Justice Websitea site that is not to be missed

Port of San Francisco's Web Page about Heron's Head Parkwith a link to a bird field guide specifically for Heron's Head Park

Bay Natives, a great native plant nursery, is right across the street from the EcoCenter

Blue Greenway, a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly corridor that will connect Heron's Head and other waterfront parks in the city

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1 comment:

  1. Are you sure that the bridge between Heron's Head and path leading to India Basin Shoreline Park has reopened? Last time I was there it was closed off and locked. If that is still the case, you can go around on Jennings-Evans-Hunters Point Blvd., but not on any paths.