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National Trails Day: Hillside Natural Area Bio-Blitz

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Hillside Natural Area

7501 Schmidt Lane

El Cerrito, CA 94530

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Celebrate National Trails Day at the Hillside Natural Area in El Cerrito for a fun day of hiking and bio-blitzing. This citizen science project will be a great way to learn about the area's biodiversity. Experienced local naturalists will lead you around the Hillside's trails to observe and identify plants and animals using the smartphone app, iNaturalist. No experience necessary!

We will meet at the Hillside Natural Area trail entrance on Schmidt Lane, outside the gates of the El Cerrito Recycling Center. Our hike will start at 9:00 am, but please arrive early to sign in. After a quick orientation at the top of the hillside, we will break off into groups and explore the trails using iNat. At the very end, the groups will come back together and debrief all the biodiversity that we observed and the importance of citizen science projects and stewardship. Space is limited so register today for a fun-filled day of hiking and nature!

Bring:

  • a charged smartphone with the iNaturalist app downloaded
  • sunscreen and a hat
  • water
  • snacks

This event is part of the Green the Bay-Spring 2017 Volunteer Initative organized by Civicspark fellows Justin Marquez, Margaux Sleckman, and Samantha Carr, through El Cerrito's Environmental Services Division in partnership with Friends of Five Creeks. If you have any questions, please contact Justin at jmarquez@civicspark.lgc.org. For more information on the Hillside Natural Area or Friends of Five Creeks, visit their webpage. For more information on National Trails Day, visit the American Hiking Society's webpage.


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