Tim Grayson 15th

Grayson to host Walk & Talk at Round Valley Preserve

Tim Grayson 15thCONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 19, 2023) — I hope that you will be able to join me and the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for a Walk & Talk on Saturday, June 24.

I have partnered with EBRPD many times in the past to host this event, which creates an opportunity for friends and neighbors to join with me in discussing legislative issues and the work I’ve done in Sacramento to protect the environment while enjoying one of our great local parks.

EBRPD and I have hosted exceptional Walk & Talks at Carquinez Overlook Loop Trail in Crockett and Bay Point’s Regional Shoreline Park. We even explored Thurgood Marshall Regional Park in Concord ahead of its public opening. This month, we will be visiting Round Valley Regional Preserve in Brentwood.

Open since 1998, the preserve is an expansive 1,979 acres. According to EBRPD naturalists, this land was once home to California Native Americans and likely served as an area where members of East Bay and San Joaquin Valley tribal groups could meet to trade and socialize. The land is now home to many native and non-native wildflowers, the California ground squirrel, Audubon’s cottontail, the endangered San Joaquin kit fox and even nesting golden eagles.

One of the highlights of these Walk & Talk events is always the insights into the park’s history and local flora and fauna that EBRPD’s naturalist shares throughout our walk. During our walking loop of the park, there will be an opportunity to talk together about matters important to you and our community as well as work that I’ve helped accomplish in Sacramento to protect our environment.

It is imperative that we protect our planet and our local parks and waterways. Last year I was proud to co-author SB 54 (Allen), the strongest plastics reduction law in the country. This bill placed responsibility for recycling costs on the producers, rather than the local communities who pay for waste management recycling. It also includes a 25% reduction in single-use plastics and calls for plastics producers to collectively dedicate $500 million per year for the next decade to fund monitoring and mitigation of plastics pollution, primarily in disadvantaged, low-income and rural communities.

I’ve also been a strong supporter of reducing the risks of catastrophic wildfires and bolstering our forest health. I recently supported increasing civil penalties for refineries discharging toxic air contaminants.

I hope you’ll be able to join me for this great event. Be sure to wear walking shoes and sunscreen, bring water and please leave your pets at home. We will begin walking at 9:30 a.m. and say our goodbyes about 11:30 a.m.

Walk & Talk with Assemblymember Tim Grayson

  • When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24
  • Where: Round Valley Regional Preserve, Brentwood
  • Contact: Grayson’s office at 925-521-1511 or EBRPD at 510-544-2200
  • Dogs not allowed in Round Valley.

For additional details about the event, or information on the park and where to find parking, please call my Concord District Office at 925-521-1511 or EBRPD Public Affairs at 510-544-2200.