Tuesday, July 17, 6 pm, Owl picnic area, Tilden Regional Park.
The Wilderness Committee’s annual Tilden picnic is the best time to meet a whole bunch of wilderness lovers, even the ones who don’t usually come to committee meetings. It’s also a time to meet new members, and to be outside enjoying nature, good food, and wilderness discussions.
Bring a food item to share and wilderness stories to tell. Bring your own plates, cup, etc. Dress in layers, as weather has been known to be arctic.
The San Francisco Bay Chapter Wilderness Committee has a long history as an active force in the protection of wilderness and wilderness-quality lands. Our regular bimonthly meetings (third Tuesdays of odd-numbered months) have speakers on a wide range of wilderness topics; recent topics have included large-scale solar development in the desert, Nevada’s wild values, and Arctic wilderness. If you enjoy nature and wild places, and care about its values, join us at the picnic or any of our other meetings.
From the Rockridge area, take Claremont Avenue north, past the Claremont Hotel, all the way up the hill to Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Or from east of the Caldecott Tunnel, reach this point on Grizzly Peak from Fish Ranch Road.
In either case continue north on Grizzly Peak to Tilden Park. Turn right on South Park Drive (a little after the turn-off to steam trains)–Owl picnic area will then be the first one on your left–less than half a mile along.
From Berkeley, go south on Grizzly Peak to South Park Drive, turn left, and then follow above directions.