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Bay Point shoreline reopens after 14 months, virtual celebration Fri., Nov. 20

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Bay Point shoreline reopens after 14 months, virtual celebration Fri., Nov. 20

Contra Costa County, California – Bay Point Regional Shoreline will reopen Friday, Nov. 20, after being closed for 14 months for construction of habitat restoration and major public access improvements.

The project, officially known as the Bay Point Regional Shoreline Habitat Restoration and Public Access Project, includes additional parking, bathrooms, picnic areas, drinking fountains, a kayak launch, and walking and hiking trails.

The new design will withstand climate change impacts, including extreme weather and sea level rise. Public access improvements and habitat should withstand projected 2080 sea levels.

The East Bay Regional Park District will celebrate the reopening with a live virtual program at 10 a.m. Nov. 20. It will feature behind-the-scenes video and a naturalist-lead virtual tour. Speakers include park district directors Colin Coffee and Beverley Lane, general manager Robert Doyle, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblyman Tim Grayson and Pittsburg Councilwoman Shanelle Scales-Preston.
To watch the virtual celebration check Facebook or YouTube.

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