October 17, 2020

150th Anniversary of the Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge

It's the 150th anniversary of the first wildlife refuge in the nation - Lake Merritt in Oakland!
There will be a virtual celebration on Friday, October 23rd 7-8 pm on the Zoom.

Attendees will hear live comments by Pam Young, Director of Golden Gate Audubon, Jim Covel, son of legendary naturalist and founder of the Rotary Nature Center, Paul Covel, David Lewis of SaveTheBay, East Bay Regional Parks District Board President Ellen Corbett and Board VP Dee Rosario, and many more.

See list of speakers on the Eventbrite invitation. Zoom link will be sent before the program. Time permitting, there will be opportunity to ask questions via chat.

Please register online for a thoughtful, upbeat, fun community education event. FREE.
https://lake-merritt-wildlife-refuge-150th.eventbrite.com

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January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Winter Bird Walk on Sat Jan 4 starting at Rotary Nature Center 9:30 am

Winter birds come thousands of miles, some of them, to Lake Merritt in the heart of urban Oakland in the winter. Join us Saturday as Naturalist Tony Iwane leads a walk to find and learn more about the birds hanging out at Lake Merritt. Tony is Outreach Coordinator for iNaturalist and an interpretive naturalist for the California Center for Natural History. He is a superb wildlife photographer who lives in Oakland and has documented birds and other species on iNaturalist.

We will start outside the Rotary Nature Center at 600 Bellevue Ave. in Lakeside Park. Please arrive on time. The walk is from 9:30 to 11 am. Dress warm in layers and bring binoculars if you have them. Tony has additional binoculars for those who lack. The sun may be bright, so bring a hat too.

There is a $5 park entrance fee for Lakeside Park. You can often find free parking nearby on Perkins, Bellevue Ave. and Grand Ave.

Katie

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