ebrpd Good morning from #quarrylakes in #fremont! Notice #missionpeak in the background, looking lovely as ever. FM #ebrpd #regram Photo courtesy of @bri1220 8h

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ebrpd Did you enjoy your regional parks and trails this weekend? #marshcreektrail in Oakley pictured on the left and #marshcreek on the right. AG #eastcounty #contracostacounty 4d

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ebrpd Happy feet Friday! This picture of a Snowy Egret landing in the water was taken by @cmillerb at Crown Beach in #alameda. Ornithologists and ethologists believe they evolved yellow feet so they can actively stir up fish and other game in the water. Conversely, the much larger Great Egret has a yellow bill and all-black legs and feet. It is an ambush predator and waits patiently for movement in the water before striking with its sharp bill. FM #herons #crownbeach #CAstatepark #ebrpd 2w

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ebrpd The (hopefully) upcoming rain should make this California Newt, seen at Sibley, a happy herp! MD #salamander #californianewt #juvenile #tarichatorosa #californiaherps #notalizard #donteatme #ebrpd 3w

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ebrpd Sunrise over #bigbreak in #oakley. #tulefog #thedelta AG 3w

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ebrpd The Youth Job Fair at Temescal was a success today with networking opportunities, impromptu interpretation, interview skills, a tent in the courtyard and more! Check the website for job opportunities with #ebrpd if you missed out on the event. #youthjobfair #jobskills #applyonline MD 4w

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ebrpd Just a reminder of the upcoming Youth Job Fairs on 1/31 at Temescal Beach House in Oakland and 2/7 at Big Break Visitor Center in Oakley, both from 9-1pm. Registration required at www.ebparks.org! Pictured here: Bismarck Blanco with HR at a Fremont Adult School job fair (photo courtesy of @fremontbusiness). FM #regram #fremont #chamberofcommerce #jobs #ebrpd 4w

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ebrpd Looks like this animal has been using some human made items for its nest. Can you see what kind of materials? Any guesses of what animal made this? AG #marshcreektrail 4w
  •   stephanie_k_81 Swallow? 4w
  •   jenimar Western oriole? Hard to discern materials, but looks like hair 4w
  •   ebrpd @jenimar it definitely looks like oriole. Maybe Bullock's. We could see some fishing line in the best which makes sense so close to the #delta. @stephanie_k_81 swallow is a great guess. Though not their nest, we did see some flying around. 4w
  •   trail_explorer85 It was great to get back out birding again. Haven't been on a bird walk with you guys since I was a kid. Ranger Moran was a great bird guy back then, it was good to go with him again. @ebrpd 4w

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ebrpd Still no word on the mysterious substance affecting birds all over bay area shorelines, but these guys are on it...pictured: Park Ranger Bill (back), Fish Guy Joe (front) and @fishguyjosh (right). Photo courtesy of @CaliforniaDFW (twitter) aka CA @fish_and_wildlife (IG). FM #ebrpd #fishandwildlife 1mon
  •   dmzajac2004 Great day to be on the water investigating. Best of luck! 1mon
  •   hollyce_jones Someone has to look out for the birdies! Thanks fellas 1mon
  •   90lbslater Nice beard fish guy joe! 1mon

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ebrpd Soooo...these guys paid us a visit last week at #coyotehills in #fremont. FM #riverotters #ebrpd 1mon

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ebrpd Where can these archaic windmills be found in the bay area? FM #triviatuesday #donquixote #ebrpd 1mon
  •   uncommonstorm Dumbarton? 1mon
  •   trail_explorer85 Hayward shoreline? @ebrpd 1mon
  •   ebrpd Bingo @sasquatchthebruiser, these windmills were found along the #haywardshoreline where the Oliver Bros. operated a series of salt ponds from the 1850s until the 1970s when Leslie Salt and later, Cargill Salt, owned and ran the salt-harvesting ponds. There is still an operation near the Dumbarton bridge run by Cargill, so nice guess @uncommonstorm! These windmills, called Archimedes Screw Pumps, were invented by Andrew Oliver and used to pump water from the bay into the salt ponds (and from pond to pond of varying salinities), before the advent of electricity. Pictured here is one of the last remaining windmills on the shoreline. Most of them have succumbed to the elements after being non-operable for more than a century, but an artist installation of a black Archimedes Screw by Terry Marashlian can be seen a 1/2 mile down the main trai from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center off Hwy 92 #hayward #HARD @shorelinecntr @ihellahearthayward @haywardthrives 1mon
  •   haywardthrives Fantastic. Thanks for the shout out. 1mon
  •   ihellahearthayward Awesome!! Thanks for sharing! 1mon
  •   uncommonstorm Thanks, I recognized the big scooper all the way in the background from my commute haha. 1mon

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ebrpd Find out about #ebrpd job opportunities for youth (ages 15-24) at our upcoming Youth Job Fairs on January 31 and February 7! See the EBRPD website to register now! #latergram #recreationleader #studentlaborer #publicsafetystudentaide #intern #fieldintern #gateattendant #interpretivestudentaide #lifeguard #bestjobever MD 1mon

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ebrpd How big was that fish you caught? The proof is in the ancient art of Gyotaku with some real and rubber fish at #crabcove this afternoon. #fishprint #rubberfish #icaughtthat #japan #fishtales #ebrpd MD 2mon

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ebrpd Ohlone Language Activist and self-proclaimed Purveyor of Acorn soup, Vincent Medina (middle back), teaching his family how to converse in Chochenyo at #coyotehills #fremont #tuibun #ohloneterritory #language #revitalization #breathoflife #ebrpd 2mon

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ebrpd Sunset from the Hayward Regional Shoreline. FM #hayward #sunset #ebrpd #saltmarsh #wetlands #haywardshoreline @haywardthrives @ihellahearthayward #regram Photo courtesy of @prcrockett 2mon

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ebrpd Do you want to be a lifeguard? Applications are now available online at ebparks.org/about/jobs. Please tag or share with friends and family you think would be a great addition to our team! KH #regram @ebrpd_lifeguardservice #ebrpd #lifeguard FM 2mon

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ebrpd Good morning from Inspiration Point in #tildenpark! What inspires you? FM #berkeley #ebrpd Photo courtesy of our friends at @bayareaopenspace 2mon

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ebrpd Good morning from #blackdiamondmines! Bundle up and strap on those binoculars, it's a great time for birding. #redtailedhawk #binocularphoto #ebrpd80 AG 2mon

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ebrpd Come by any one of our visitor centers and pick up a free copy of the 2015 @ebrpd calendar! Quantities limited to stock on hand. Regional Park Foundation members get one in the mail. Photo of Ohlone Regional Wilderness courtesy of Jason Armstrong. FM #ebrpd 2mon

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ebrpd This non-native Red-eared slider was dropped off in the salty San Francisco Bay today - not good for the turtle or the ecosystem! Be sure to keep your pet a pet, and never release them in the wild. #responsiblepetowner #nonnative #freshwaterturtle #bayareaturtleandtortoiserescue #ecosystembalance #ebrpd MD 2mon

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