Leaders: Phil and Pat Gordon
The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District's Wastewater Treatment Reclamation Project provides several miles of even-ground hiking trails, unobstructed views of San Pablo Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, sitting and picnic benches and the opportunity to enjoy dozens of bird species in and around the ponds in the reclamation area, as well as other creatures that call the reclamation area "home". The multi-faceted reclamation project includes a freshwater marsh, irrigated pastures, storage ponds, a saltwater marsh and is a great place for watching ducks and other waterfowl, raptors, and occasional rarities. Dress in layers and plan on a 2 mile walk. Bring your lunch to enjoy after the walk. Rain cancels.
Directions: From Highway 101 North take the Smith Ranch Road exit, then go east on Smith Ranch toward the McInnis Park entrance. Turn left immediately after crossing the railroad tracks, staying on Smith Ranch and go about 0.5 miles to the end of the road to the Las Gallinas Ponds parking lot. Meet the group by the bridge near the parking lot.