November 22nd, 2014
Heron's Head & India Basin
9:45 am to whenever!
Once destined to be a shipping terminal but now a protected salt marsh, Heron's Head is an intriguing place to explore.
As you walk down the long, narrow man-made peninsula of Heron's Head, you're confronted with remarkable contrasts. There's industry on one side--for what its worth, along with hundreds of seagulls, massive ships and crusty, rusty warehouses--while on your other side lies a glassy, bird-filled salt marsh. And at the tip of the heron's head you face east, where Oakland lies across the choppy bay and Mount Diablo rises, purple and jagged, on the horizon. You got birds, you got seals, you got boats. Its quiet and noisy, and cool and strange in that way where industrialization contends with nature.
Meeting Time and Place:
Heron's Head entrance/parking lot
Cargo Way and Jennings Street, San Francisco
I hope to have a picnic at India Basin Playground. I recommend bringing a picnic blanket, food, and water. The whole things should be 2 to 3 hours. There are port-o-potties at Heron's Head, and nothing but swings, structures, and a view at the playground.
Jessica and Marshall
(parents of three little ones)
If you have questions, email Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE INFO ABOUT HERON'S HEAD:
The EcoCenter and Literacy for Environmental Justice Website
Port of San Francisco's Web Page about Heron's Head Park, with a link to a bird field guide specifically for Heron's Head Park
Bay Natives, native plant nursery at Cargo Way and Jennings Street
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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