Delta Regional Group
"Parks in East County - Looking Ahead with Measure WW"
Wednesday, January 14, 7:15 pm, Antioch Library, 501 West 18th Street, Antioch.
In the November election the voters of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties overwhelmingly approved Meassure WW, which will extend the Measure AA park-tax bond for the East Bay Regional Park District. This means that the Park District can continue to save open space and shoreline, and acquire, develop, and improve local and regional parks, trails, and recreational facilities.
Tonight park representative Colin Coffey will present a slide program on some of the current and future park features planned for East and Central County, including the former lands of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Colin is a member of the Park District's Park Advisory Committee, an appointee of Ted Radtke, long-time District boardmember for our area. Colin, a Hercules resident, is a third-generation Contra Costan and a life-long fan of our wonderful regional park system.
Join us to learn about exciting park developments on the drawingboard for our area. Before the program, we'll briefly discuss current local environmental issues, and information about upcoming activities and events will be available.
Group program meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday or Wednesday in January, March, May, September and November. A newsletter listing Delta Group programs, outings, and activities is available by subscription. To receive it, send a check for $5 payable to "Sierra Club, Delta Group" to:
51 Danridge Court
Antioch, CA 94509.
For information about Delta Group activities, call Janess Hanson at (925)458-0860. For information about Delta area environmental concerns, call Tim Donahue at (925) 754-8801.
Upcoming hikes and activities
Sat., Jan. 10 - Benicia State Recreation Area, 1A walk.
Sat., Jan. 17 - Sacramento Valley and Delta, bird-watching safari.
Sat., Feb. 7 - Bay/Delta cruise, sponsored by Delta Science Center. (This event is not sponsored by the Sierra Club.) The Delta Science Center is made up of East Contra Costa agencies (including the Delta Group) to study, understand, and protect the Bay/Delta ecosystem. The leisurely half-day family cruise through scenic Bay/Delta waterways on the science vessel R.V. Brownlee includes Marine Science Institute scientists leading activities to learn about the Delta. Cruise leaves at 9 am from pier at Humphreys on the Delta, 1 Marina Plaza in Antioch, and returns about 12 - 12:30 pm. From I-80 or 24/680/242, take Highway 4 east to Antioch, L Street exit. Turn left on L, to end of street at Antioch Marina. Rain or shine. Cost is $20 per adult, children under 12 free; no children under 4. For reservation, send check payable to "Delta Science Center" to:
Delta Science Center
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565.
For more information call Janess Hanson (925)458-0860. See you there!
Sun., Feb. 22 - Martinez to Port Costa, 2A hike.