Forum registration begins.
Opening reception with East Bay Regional Park District General Manager Robert Doyle and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District General Manager Ana Ruiz.
- 7:00am – 8:45am
Registration and Breakfast.
Introduction to Forum and Presentation by Dr. Ana M. Alvarez, EBRPD Deputy General Manager; Presentation by Brian Holt, EBRPD Chief of Planning and Beverly Lane, EBRPD Boardmember.
Shuttle leaves from Hotel to Concord Hills Regional Park.
Overview of Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Plan.
Shuttle leaves for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Shuttle to Park.
Lunch; Presentation by Anthony Ciaburro, EBRPD AGM of Public Safety and Chief of Police; Mine Open House; Tour of Visitor Center; Hike to Cemetery.
District vans leave for kayaking trip at Big Break Regional Shoreline.
*for those who are registered*.
Shuttle leaves for Big Break Regional Shoreline.
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Walk to topographical map and DDX pier; Levee-top Hike; Visitor Center Exploration.
5:00pm – 7:15pm
Reception, Dinner and Evening Program at Big Break Visitor Center.
Welcome and presentation by Robert Doyle, EBRPD General Manager.
Shuttle leaves for Hotel; arrives 8:15pm.
Breakfast. Presentation by Ana Ruiz, Midpen General Manager.
- 9:00am – Option One
Shuttle leaves Hotel for Mount Umunhum for Midpen tour.
- 10:00am – Option Two
Shuttle leaves Hotel for National Historic Sites.
Visit Playwright Eugene O’Neill and John Muir homesteads.
Lunch at Muir Orchard.
2:30pm – Option Two
Shuttle leaves for Hotel.
Dinner on your own; Walnut Creek dining options guide available.
- 10:45am – Option One
Shuttle transfers to Mount Umunhum.
Visitor Services Presentation. Patrol challenges; Lunch; Presentation Round Robin: Preservation & Planning, Restoring the Land, Preparing for Public Access.
- 2:00pm – Option One
Shuttle leaves for Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
Presentation: Preserving Open Space; Activities: Hike to Old Growth Redwoods (2.5mi) or Curating a Cultural Landscape/Interpretive Walk.
- 5:15pm – Option One
Shuttle leaves for Downtown Los Gatos.
Dinner on your own; Participants will be provided with dining options; Select restaurants will offer specials/larger dining rooms.
- 7:30pm – Option One
Shuttle leaves Downtown Los Gatos for Hotel; arrives 8:45pm.
Breakfast. Welcome by Carol Johnson, EBRPD AGM of Public Affairs; Presentation by Erich Pfuehler, EBRPD Government Affairs Manager and Lisa Baldinger, EBRPD Legislative Assistant.
Shuttle leaves Hotel for Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
Dynamite History Walk; Planning Dotson Family Marsh; Birding with a Naturalist; Fishing; Bike Ride.
Shuttle leaves for Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.
Lunch; Presentation by Carol Victor, EBRPD District Counsel. Walk to Ferry Point; Bay Access Talk.
Shuttle leaves for McLaughlin Eastshore State Park.
Beach Restoration; Bay Trail; Shoreline Park Management; Challenges: Habitat Protection & Park Users.
Shuttle leaves for Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline / Bridge Yard.
Observation Pier; Mobile Visitor Center & Fish Exhibit.
Greetings from EBRPD Directors Ellen Corbett and Dee Rosario, Oakland representatives.
Panel discussion on The Future of Conservation and Parks with Jon Jarvis, Executive Director of UC Berkeley’s Institute for Parks, People, and Diversity and Former Director of National Park Service; and Sam Hodder, Save the Redwoods League President and CEO; facilitated by Robert Doyle, EBRPD General Manager.
Passing of Talking Stick and Closing Ceremony.
Shuttle leaves for Hotel; arrives 8:30pm.
Breakfast; Introduction by Debra Auker, EBRPD AGM of Management Services/CFO; Presentation by Jim O’Connor, EBRPD AGM of Operations.
Shuttle leaves Hotel for Dumbarton Quarry Campground.
Site History & Project Management.
Shuttle leaves for Ardenwood Historic Farm.
Overview of Park; Train Ride; Tour of Patterson House; Tour of Farm; Lunch; Concluding Remarks, Robert Doyle, EBRPD General Manager and Ayn Wieskamp, EBRPD Board President.
Shuttle leaves for Hotel; arrives 3:15pm.