There are still a few weeks left to enjoy the wonders of summer and while most of us don’t like to think about this time of year coming to an end, there are lots of fun and important bird and estuary events going on around the Bay Area, and beyond, this fall to look forward to. Here we highlight a few we think you might want to know about.
September 5: World Shorebirds Day
A Global Shorebird Count, intended to raise awareness of the importance of regular monitoring to protect bird populations and conserve their habitats, is one of the key events of World Shorebirds Day.
September 8: Nature and Optics Festival in Sonoma
Now in its 7th year this free event is for outdoor enthusiasts involved with photography, birding, biking, hiking, kayaking and gardening.
September 10-12: 10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference
This year’s theme, “Our Estuary at an Intersection”, will highlight the science that addresses the intersection of geographical, ecological, physical, and social considerations involved in long-term resilient solutions for managing the Bay-Delta Estuary. Find the conference program here or register here.
September 15-22: National Estuaries Week
National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. We encourage everyone to participate – share your projects on social media, organize a community event, and/or talk with your local representatives about the importance of healthy, vibrant estuaries.
September 15: California Coastal Clean Up Day
This has become California’s largest volunteer program offering countless activities to get involved with throughout the state and Bay Area. Learn more by visiting their website.
Started by Save The Bay, Bay Day is a great way to explore and discover the beauty and diversity of our Bay with other friends and neighbors.