news Bay, Bikes & Birds Ride Shows Shoreline in Detail
Anyone who has wished for better fenders–or an elevated pathway–while riding the Mill Valley-Sausalito Pathway during King Tide events knows that even a moderate change in sea levels can have a significant impact on our vulnerable roads and pathways.
Over 40 people joined us for the recent “Bay, Bikes, & Birds” ride to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of sea level rise impacts, bird habitats, and restoration efforts along Southern and Central Marin’s popular shoreline bike routes.
In an ongoing effort to build a greater appreciation for Marin’s extraordinary natural habitats, MCBC partnered with OneTam, Marin County Parks, the San Francisco Bay Trail, and members of the Audubon Society on a shoreline bicycle ride on September 30th. We’ve been expanding our initiative to offer fun and engaging interpretive rides, building on the success of the wildly-popular Mt Tam Wildflower Ride in the spring.
Marin County’s Department of Public Works/Flood Control team discussed the impacts of sea level rise and decreased sediment movement on Bothin Marsh, as well as steps being taken to address the marsh’s declining health. MCBC and several environmental stakeholders have been engaged in a visioning process for the marsh’s future.
A stop at the beautiful Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary (above) focused on what’s being done for the birds and their habitats.
After crossing the Tiburon peninsula to Corte Madera, participants were treated to a fascinating lesson on the dining habits of raptors at the Corte Madera marsh stop. Speakers from the San Francisco Bay Trail shared the vision of completing the 500-mile trail around the entire San Francisco Bay, which includes most of the North-South Greenway, a top priority of MCBC.