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May 13, 2014 > Go Wild at Hayward Regional Shoreline

Go Wild at Hayward Regional Shoreline

Submitted By Sally Thomas

On World Book Night, April 23, more than 70 volunteers gave away 800 free books to non-regular readers in Hayward, including 200 copies of Cheryl StrayedÕs riveting memoir ÒWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.Ó The Hayward Public Library invites community members to act on this activity as a volunteer Òweekend weed warriorsÓ at the Hayward Regional Shoreline. This event provides readers the opportunity to participate in a civic engagement activity that demonstrates the value community members place on the diversity of nature and local hiking trails.

Book-to-Action, a program launched in Hayward in 2011 and promoted by the California State Library, builds on the traditional book club concept, but in addition to collectively reading and discussing a book, Book-to-Action participants put their new-found knowledge into action, engaging in a community service project related to the book's topic. Strayed pursued a challenging 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in order to ground her life, finding a way to heal from the devastating loss of her mother who died from cancer at the age of 45 when Strayed was just 22 years old.

On Sunday, May 18, volunteers will help eradicate non-native plants that threaten shoreline diversity. Walk along the trail and remove non-native plants and litter with a naturalist from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. Refreshments will be provided. Bring gloves or borrow a pair provided by the center. Ages 12 and older. Registration required. Parental consent is required for anyone under 18 years old.

To register or obtain more information, e-mail sally.thomas@hayward-ca.gov or call (510) 881-7700.

Weekend Weed Warriors
Sunday, May 18
1 p.m. Ð 4 p.m.
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
4901 Breakwater Ave, Hayward
(510) 881-7700
http://www.haywardrec.org/
Registration required

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