Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fish Habitat Project Volunteers Needed

The East Bay Regional Park District, Alameda County Water District, Black Bass Action Committee, Boy Scouts of America and Walton’s Pond is looking for volunteers to help with the annual  Fish Habitat Enhancement Project where artificial reefs are created using unsold Christmas trees.
Thanks to the donation of over 1,000 unsold Christmas trees by Bay Area tree vendors this activity will provide needed habitat for bass, bluegill and sunfish in Quarry Lakes. For this part of the project, volunteers will attach Christmas trees to chains which will be used for fish habitat.
Volunteers should arrive at Quarry Lakes at 8AM promptly on Saturday, January 9th rain or shine.  Bring short boots and warm cloths as you will get dirty.  A breakfast of fruit, rolls, juice and coffee will start the event, along with an orientation on what to do.  At the conclusion of the project, about noon to 1:00 PM, a hot lunch will be provided.
Meet at:
Quarry Lakes Regional Park
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, Ca.  94536
Call Pete Alexander, East Bay Regional Park District, for more information and to RSVP for this important event. (510) 544-2342 or palexander@ebparks.org.
Direction: From I-880, take the Decoto Road (Hwy) 84 exit east to Paseo Padre Parkway, turn right, and then left on Isherwood Way to the park entrance. From Mission Blvd in Fremont, turn south on Nursery Avenue, right (west) on Niles Blvd, left on Osprey Drive and left on Quarry Lakes Drive to the park entrance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! But, Fremont is a bit of a drive for me, so I decided to throw my tree in a local lake. Please post a list of lakes and ponds around Contra Costa, No thank-you breakfast needed for me, I'm just happy to do my part. Help fish habitat!