Park Wavelengths - August 2012


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Labor Day weekend nights will be illuminated by a very bright moon--which may be visible from Point Reyes, if the fog permits. The full moon occurs on August 31 and will be accompanied by mid-day high tides.

On Sunday, September 2, visitors planning to arrive in West Marin via the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road through D Street in Petaluma are advised that a community parade with possible congestion is planned for that area of Petaluma beginning at 11 am celebrating the Little League team. Alternative routes include Lucas Valley and Sir Francis Drake Highway.

Sunday is also Sand Sculpture Contest Day--a free, fun event at Drakes Beach with registration beginning at 9 am and judging at noon!

Fall reminders are everywhere: cool mornings; splashes of brilliant red poison oak are coloring Limantour Road and Papermill Creek. Blackberries and huckleberries are in full fruit. Use caution in blackberry picking--poison oak is often found amidst berry bushes.

The park hosts a 50th anniversary commemoration on September 8 with a tree planting ceremony from 10 am to 11 am at Bear Valley Visitor Center and a ranger walk that afternoon from 1 pm to 2 pm at Limantour Beach.

All park visitors centers are open on Monday of Labor Day weekend; roads and trails as well.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Randall Trail Thinning Project in Progress

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Randall Trail Thinning Project in Progress

The S.F. Bay Area Network hazardous fuels crew will be thinning small diameter trees and understory vegetation along the Randall Trail in the Olema Valley this week. The majority of the work will be completed between Wednesday and Saturday. Additional work may be done intermittently throughout the remainder of the field season. Signs will be posted and escorts will be available in the project area if needed.

The goal of the project is to bring the trail up to fire road standards.

For more information, contact project manager Jordan Reeser x5235.

Jennifer Chapman
Fire Communication and Education Specialist
S.F. Bay Area National Parks
415-464-5133 TEL / 415-663-8132 FAX

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
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