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Remembering Betty Olds

Saturday, December 9 @ 10 a.m.
Start: Remillard Park(80 Poppy Lane, Berkeley)
Leaders: Charlie Bowen and Colleen Neff
Without the seed money from long-time Berkeley City Councilwoman Betty Olds, we might never have had a BPWA map (now in its 7th edition). Her early, unwavering support for the public pathways was crucial to all we’ve accomplished in the last 19 years. Betty passed away in July, and we will honor her by walking together, enjoying nature, and building community. This 1 1/2 hour walk will meander through the North Berkeley Hills. We’ll visit Betty's namesake path as well as Ann Brower Path, Ina Coolbrith Path, and others. We’ll also see the fire station near the gate to Park Hills, which Betty fought to have built after the 1991 Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire. The route will include many stairs and some uneven footing, though our pace will be leisurely. Because Betty loved animals and was the moving force behind Berkeley’s new Animal Shelter, your dogs will be welcomed on this walk. 

 

Earlier Event: December 3
Musical Peace Walk
Later Event: January 1
A New Year’s Day King Tide Tour