Estuary Tales and Trails

Estuary Tales and Trails: Culture, Nature, and Transformation of San Francisco Bay has three main goals: 1) expand public access to a 50-acre property and historic landscape adjacent to San Francisco Bay; 2) educate visitors about the history of the site, including use by Coast Miwok, its role as a Mexican land grant in the mid-1800s, use by the US Navy, and its present-day use as a scientific research and education center; and 3) inform the public about climate adaptation, coastal resilience, drought tolerance, and water retention strategies.

The project includes renovation of a building built in 1942 by the US Navy to create a visitor center, installation of approximately 33 interpretive signs, and improvements to over 6,000 linear feet of pedestrian trails, an historic garden, a driveway (so buses can safely enter); installation of a public restroom (composting), habitat restoration and enhancement (approx. nine acres), a bicycle repair station, four electric vehicle charging stations, and two drinking water fountains.

The project has yet to be funded.

map of the trails for RTC