Field Trip to Point Molate, Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 am (rain date Nov. 20 at 10:00 am)

Point Molate lies along the Potrero Hills peninsula (almost an island in the bay), just north of the San Rafael/Richmond bridge. Join Dave Amme for a half-day visiting this unique coastal grassland, with stunning views of Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco and San Pablo Bay. With luck, early rains will provide some early greening of the native bentgrass meadow and Pt. Molate fescue. Bring your hand lens, water and questions about the flora. Heavy rain moves the date to November 20; drizzle will not change the date.

Directions: From the East Bay, leave 580 to the right at the Western Drive/Point Molate exit, just before the bridge toll plaza. Proceed straight at the first three-way fork, which gradually rises up a hill, curving more towards the north. As the road descends the hill, park at the parking lot right before the open gate marked “Point Molate Restricted Area”.

From Marin County, exit at Castro Street/Richmond Parkway after crossing the bridge. Go straight through two lights on this road. After crossing under 580, take the 580 onramp to the right, back towards San Rafael. Exit at Western Drive/Point Molate just before the toll plaza and proceed to the parking area.

 

-This will be a great field trip with lots of information.  Please join us.-

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