Shell Ridge Open Space
City of Walnut Creek
Jun 27-29, 2014
Send the flyer to your friends and encourage them to join you at this terrific event!
Carpooling, Public transportation and Parking
We encourage participants to carpool. We have set up a Meetup group to enable carpooling for this project, so if you can pro- vide a ride or if you need one, RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/V-O-Cal-Carpoolers/events/182973542/
VOCal will provide limited shuttle service to and from the Walnut Creek BART station. The VOCal shuttle (orange VOCal sign in the front windshield) will leave from the Station Entrance on the west side of the sta- tion, near the taxicab line-up, to return to camp at the following times. Friday evening, 6:45 and 8:00 pm; Saturday morning, 6:45 and 7:25 p.m. Arrange your return trip with the shuttle driver or Camp Manager.
Address: 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Approximately 1/2 mile past Northgate High School.
From the West:: Take Hwy 25 east to Walnut Creek. At the Hwy 680 junction, watch for and take the Ygnacio Valley Road exit. Turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Road.
From the South: Take Hwy 680 north to Walnut Creek. Continue on HWY 680 north just past the Hwy 24 junction, and take the first exit for Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Road.
From the North: Take Hwy 680 south to Walnut Creek. Exit at North Main Street, and go south on North Main about 0.8 miles to Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn left onto Ygnacio Valley Road.
ALL DIRECTIONS - ONCE ON YGNACIO VALLEY ROAD: Go east (away from Hwy 24) about 3.8 miles to Walnut AVE. (NOT Walnut BLVD, which you will cross). Turn right on Walnut Ave. Go 1.9 miles to a traffic circle at Oak Grove Rd. Exit the traffic circle onto Oak Grove Rd. (the first right off the circle). Oak Grove turns into Castle Rock Road. Go 1.0 miles from the traffic circle (you will pass Northgate High School). Watch carefully on the right for a small road and a sign to Old Borges Ranch (near a mailbox). There is also a larger Ranger Station sign. Turn right on the small road and go 0.75 miles.
5pm - Registration and camping opens
7:30am - Registration, light breakfast, and lunch prep begin.
8am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:30pm - Break for lunch on trail.
3:30pm - Head back to camp.
4pm - Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Showers available.
6:15pm - Dinner and entertainment.
8am - Registration, hot breakfast, and lunch prep.
8:30am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
11:30am - Break for lunch on trail.
1:30pm - Head back to camp to pack gear and truck.
2pm - Celebrate the work and say goodbyes.
HYDRATION/SUN EXPOSURE: The work site is exposed and it may be HOT. Wear a sun hat! Please drink plenty of water throughout the work day. If you feel tired or weak, let your crew leader know and take a break.
POISON OAK: There is a risk of exposure to poison oak at at the work site. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don't know what it looks like. Clean with Tecnu after the workday and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes.
SNAKES: Snakes are present on the property. Use caution when walking the trails and when picking items up off the ground.
TICKS: Ticks are always a hazard so it is important to check during and after the project.
SHARP TOOLS: Please listen to your crew leaders tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.