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Dock of the Bay

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Saved By Nature’s Dock of the Bay project will engage approximately six hundred people of all ages from underrepresented communities of color in twenty trips along the coast and San Francisco and Monterey Bay shorelines to experience fishing, crabbing, boat touring, kayaking, camping, backpacking, kite flying and hiking adventures. 


Multigenerational participants will discover and explore breathtaking coastal wonders near home together, gain skills and confidence that will empower them to return many times over, steward our coastal areas, as well as engage in restorative practices that will foster joy and healing in the shoreline areas of our region. Our project name, “Dock of the Bay,” references the Otis Redding song, and relates the universal theme of finding the beauty in life despite the hopelessness and despair we all experience at times.

Time: 9AM-2PM (subject to change)

Date: 3rd Saturday of Every Month (subject to change)

Length: 3.5 – 5.5 miles

Hike Level: Easy to Moderate

What to Bring:

  • Layers + comfortable clothing (check the weather)

  • Water Bottle

  • Hat and/or sunscreen

  • Lunch and/or meals provided on all trips

  • Snacks

  • An open mind and heart! (:

 

2023 Dock of the Bay Adventures

January 28th - Ano Nuevo State Natural Reserve - Elephant Seal Guided Tour
Limited ADA Accessibility – Beach wheelchair upon request, accommodated by strong person.
Bus provided

February 11th - Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Presidio of San Francisco
Rock Crab Fishing and Picnic at Torpedo Wharf
ADA Accessible

March 18th - Antioch Fishing Pier - Striped Bass Fishing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Picnic (fishing license required, paid for by SBN)
ADA Accessible
Bus provided

April 15th - Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature Boat Tours - Wetlands and Wildlife Boat Tour of Elkhorn Slough
Limited Wheelchair Accessibility - accommodated by strong person, no electric wheelchairs.

May 20th - Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge - Guided Delta Kayaking Adventure with A Ranger
Not ADA Accessible

June 17th - Candlestick Point State Recreation Area - Tent Camping and Pier Shark Fishing at Candlestick (fires allowed)
ADA Accessible

July 15th - Cesar Chavez Park - Hike and Kite Flying
ADA Accessible

August 19th - China Camp State Park, San Rafael - Tent Camping and Cultural Chinese Fishing History Hike (fires allowed)
ADA Accessible 
There are 2 beach wheelchairs for anyone in need of one.

September 16th - Alviso County Marina Park - Alviso Boat Tour of the South San Francisco Bay
Not ADA Accessible

October 28th - Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park - Pier fishing for Striped Bass and Bar-b-que
ADA Accessible

November 18th - Half Moon Bay - Dungeness Crab Fishing Pillar Point Jetty 
Not ADA Accessible

December 16th - Natural Bridges State Beach - Tide Pooling and Monarch Butterflies Guided Hike at Natural Bridges State Beach
Limited ADA Accessibile 
Bus provided

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This project is made possible through a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy. The California State Coastal Conservancy is a California state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. It acts with others to protect and restore, and increase public access to, California’s coast, ocean, coastal watersheds, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Its vision is of a beautiful, restored, and accessible coast for current and future generations of Californians.

2024 Dock of the Bay Adventures

January 20th - Cooley Landing Park - Bay Fishing for Shark and Stingray at Cooley Landing
ADA Accessible 

February 17th - Oyster Point Park - Pier fishing for Sturgeon and Bar-b-que
ADA Accessible

March 16th - Coyote Hills Regional Park - Bay Wildflower Hike
Not ADA Accessible

April 20th - Point Lobos State Natural Reserve - Wildflowers/California Gray Whale Watching and Kelp Forest Guided Hike at Point Lobos
Not ADA Accessible
Bus provided

May 18th - Angel Island State Park - Backpacking Adventure and Ferry Ride (fires not allowed)
Not ADA Accessible

June 15th - Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Shark and Stingray Fishing Dumbarton Pier 
ADA Accessible

July 20th - Sunset State Beach - Tent Camping and Surf Fishing
Partially ADA Accessible

August 17th - Chrissy Field - Hike and Kite flying at Golden Gate Bridge
ADA Accessible

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