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Mar 22 2012

Action Needed for Albany Beach, Redwood and more

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Please Comment on Proposed New Leash Policy:

East Bay Regional Park District staff has proposed that dogs should be on-leash for the first 200 feet of trails throughout the park district (with the exception of Point Isabel). The intent is to improve poop pick-up and dog behavior. The park district Board of Directors may rule on this as early as April 17.

This broad policy change SHOULD BE PILOTED FIRST at two or three high-traffic trails before being rolled out throughout the park district. We don’t know yet how well it will work or if it will create new issues (such as problems for people with mobility challenges).

If you agree, please email your comments ASAP to the following:
apulido@ebparks.org, wdotson@ebparks.org, jsutter@ebparks.org, cseverin@ebparks.org, dsiden@ebparks.org, awieskamp@ebparks.org, blane@ebparks.org, tradke@ebparks.org, bdoyle@ebparks.org, jking@ebparks.org, joconnor@ebparks.org, ebdawg@googlegroups.com

CHANGES COMING AT ALBANY BEACH: The park district has applied for an Environmental Protection Agency grant of up to a million dollars to be used at Albany Beach. Presumably this dovetails with existing EBRPD plans to expand the dunes, improve public access, add restrooms, etc. EBRPD staff have not proposed any accommodations yet for an official off-leash policy on the beach, despite a 10,000-signature petition submitted in December 2011.

Please let the park district know how important Albany Beach is to you. EBRPD has 11 freshwater swim areas plus 2.5-mile Crown Beach — none of which allow dogs. Albany Beach is NOT a designated swimming beach and is an important recreational option for East Bay taxpayers. Please email your comments to: apulido@ebparks.org, manderson@ebparks.org, wdotson@ebparks.org, jsutter@ebparks.org, cseverin@ebparks.org, dsiden@ebparks.org, awieskamp@ebparks.org, blane@ebparks.org, tradke@ebparks.org, bdoyle@ebparks.org, albanycadogs@gmail.com

REDWOOD REGIONAL PARK AREAS MAY LOSE OFF-LEASH: The park district wants dogs on-leash in the Serpentine Prairie and on Dunn Trail to minimize conflicts with equestrians from the nearby private stables.
The Board may rule on this on April 17. To get involved in working on other solutions, please contact Jen Bloom at jenniferbloom4@gmail.com ASAP. You can sign the online petition at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ALDOG/0c821ab1f0/76bf466b1a/29995c7ecd.

Posted with permission from  Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group

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Mar 12 2011

Tsunami rolls into Albany Beach

Published by under Albany Beach,Photos,Tsunami

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Feb 18 2011

EBRPD and the Albany Beach Workshop

Albany Patch , By Emilie Raguso writes ,

Photo Credit Emilie Raguso

The The Feb. 17 workshop, the second such meeting for the public, was held in the park district’s boardroom at 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct. in Oakland. Chris Barton, a senior planner for the district, opened the event by outlining three progressively elaborate possibilities for beach development.

Estimated costs range from about $1 million—for basic shoreline stabilization, improved beach access for the disabled, and some dune and wetland enhancements—to more than $7 million.

The bells-and-whistles plan offered more shoreline stabilization options, including sand placement to help the area weather erosion; a pocket beach near the Bulb; a second access point for the disabled; a boardwalk; and a second picnic area.

District staff members said none of the three options is set in stone, and that pieces of each could be mixed and matched depending on public interest, money available and ultimate land use goals.

Read the full story at AlbanyPatch.com

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Feb 14 2011

EBRPD Meeting about Albany Beach

Published by under Albany Beach,Meeting

Discussion of EBRPD’s plans for Albany beach (sand dune restoration, etc.). Dogs are not part of the plan.

Thursday, February 17 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location EBRPD headquarters, boardroom
2950 Peralta Oak Court Oakland, CA

EBRPD: http://www.ebparks.org/planning#albany
The Eastshore State park General Plan (2002) identifies potential restoration and public access improvements for the Albany Beach area. These concepts include restoration and protection of Albany Beach and dune habitats, expansion of dune areas behind the beach, enhancement of water access to San Francisco Bay, closing of a key gap in the San Francisco Bay trail, shoreline stabilization, public access improvements and other park facilities such as picnic areas, interpretive signage and restrooms. A study is currently underway to evaluate the feasibility of implementing these improvements.

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Dec 02 2010

Albany Beach Restoration Study and Community Workshop

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East Bay Regional Park District invites you to attend a community workshop to discuss a study that is underway examining the feasibility of improvements identified in the Eastshore State park General Plan for the Albany Beach area. These potential improvements include restoration of beach and dune habitats, improved access to San Francisco Bay, closing a key gap in the San Francisco Bay trail, shoreline stabilization and other park facilities such as picnic areas, interpretive exhibits and restrooms. 

Date: December 13, 2010 Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Place: Hosted by the City of Albany Waterfront Committee at the City of Albany Senior Center
846 Masonic Avenue, Albany CA 94706

Albany City (link)

East Bay Regional Park District (link)

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