Celebrations on October 7th 2nd Annual Bay Day

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animated drawings of the San Francisco Estuary

Bay Day -- Saturday, October 7th is a holiday dedicated to connecting Bay Area communities with the scenic and unique ecological wonders of San Francisco Bay. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the Bay and feel inspired to protect this natural, local resource through immersive, Bay-themed educational and recreational activities, such as kayaking, hiking and bird watching. The celebration is done to inspire people to help restore the shoreline or participate in local community events and explore the San Francisco Bay.

New Resource to Explore the Bay Every Day
With over 500-square miles of navigable waters, the San Francisco Bay and its tributaries are the Bay Area's largest open space. Explore this vast, varied and beautiful open space with new Water Trail Maps and a new Water Trail Website at http://www.sfbaywatertrail.org. Whether you own your own boat or have never paddled before, the mobile-friendly website provides the information you need to plan for a fun and safe day of adventure on the Bay. Launching and landing facilities are also showcased on the Water Trail's new series of five maps that together encompass San Francisco and Suisun Bays. The Water Trail maps will be featured at many Bay Day events, and companion online interactive maps are also available on the website. The maps were made in partnership with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, with support from the State Coastal Conservancy and a generous grant from the North Bay Watershed Association.

Supporters and community partners have joined together to protect, restore and celebrate the beautiful Bay. For more information, visit http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/celebrate-bay-day-on-the-bay-trail-and-water-trail-october-7-300531467.html.