RICHMOND -- An event promoting physical activity by connecting the community with the city's public shoreline is set for Saturday.
The second Walk to Nature event will start at two locations, where participants will walk from central Richmond to the Sea Gull picnic area at Miller Knox Regional Shoreline in Point Richmond for lunch and recreational activities.
Starting points are at 450 Civic Center Plaza, where registration starts at 9 a.m. for the 3.6-mile walk to the shoreline; and the Richmond Greenway at Sixth and Ohio streets, where registration opens at 9:30 a.m. for the 2.2-mile walk.
Participants who register will receive a water bottle, wristband, and route map. Along both routes to Miller Knox volunteers will staff water and first aid stations.
At the park there will be food and activities and the chance to enjoy the natural setting.
At 1:30 p.m. there will be buses and shuttles to take participants from Miller Knox to the starting points of their walk.
The event is sponsored by Youth Enrichment Strategies and the East Bay Regional Park District. Supporting groups and agencies include Building Blocks for Kids, City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, East Bay Regional Park District, E.M. Downer Family YMCA, Kaiser Permanente, Lifelong-Brookside, Lift-Levántate, Rich City Rides, Richmond Police Department, Urban Tilth, Weigh of Life, and YES Nature to Neighborhoods.