There are a couple of events coming up very soon that will likely be of interest to many of my readers, so I’ve put together this special blog post to bring them to your attention.
Restoring Inner Bair Island Walking Tour
On Saturday, May 12, beginning at 10 a.m., the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge will be leading a 1.5 mile walk and telling the story of how Bair Island was transformed back into a healthy tidal marsh. There is no cost to attend, but those wishing to participate need to register for the walk on the tour registration page. Meet in the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge parking lot (on Bair Island Road) at 10 a.m.
CityTrees Spring Edible Tree Walk
On Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, CityTrees, in partnership with “Eating Trees,” is conducting a spring tree walk focused on edible trees. Places are limited: sign up at http://signup.com/go/XeGqCbf. Note that a $10 donation is requested. Registered participants should meet at the corner of Madison and Hawes (near Red Morton Park) at 10 a.m.
Open House for the 1601 El Camino Real Project
On Wednesday, May 16, Greystar will be hosting a public open house to enable Redwood City residents, businesses, and others to learn more about the proposed 1601 El Camino Real development project. I first wrote about this project in my post On the Beech; the proposed mixed-use development, which would be comprised of residential, commercial, and open space, would occupy six city blocks and would take the place of today’s Towne Ford, Hopkins Acura, Main & Elm, and the now-closed Redwood Roller Rink, among others.
Interested persons can attend either of two sessions: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided) or 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (light refreshments will be provided). Both will take place at the Fox Forum (not the Fox Theatre) at 2411 Broadway in Redwood City.