Saturday, May 30, 2015

Byway to the Flyway

The Napa River sketching boat tour was a wonderful sensory overload! Napa River history and points of interest were highlighted by our Dolphin Charter tour guide. There were many opportunities to sketch top deck in the elements or below deck at long tables with comfortable seating and large picture windows.

Byway to the Flyway
It was heartening to learn of Fish and Game's 1994 purchase and ongoing restoration of 9,000 acres of Leslie/Cargill industrial salt ponds. Old industrial levees are being breached and important natural habitat is being restored. Native and migratory birds, fish, plants, mammals and invertebrates are returning to these reclaimed tidal marshes and mudflats.

For more information on the history and the future of this area, go to:

Special thanks to Ling Liao, Carol Sutton and The El Cerrito Art Association for the opportunity to join them on this tour.

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