Sunday, August 16, 2015

Big Break Regional Park

The next night, we went to a campfire presentation at Big Break.  Located on the Delta, close to where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet, Big Break is another park in the East Bay Regional Parks system.  It gets its name because a levee flooded the area near the park in the late 1920s.  Unable to pump the water out of the farm it had flooded, the area was declared a navigable waterway, and the nearby dry land became the park.

Here, the campfire presentation began during daylight.  The rangers and docents organized about a half-dozen different activities -- bird-watching, a game of tag, observations of Delta water under magnifying glasses to view water-life, observing animal bones and remains, a nature walk through the parkland, and (of course), smores-making.

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