Mare Island Heritage Trust and Friends Accomplishments 2009-2019

by | Oct 26, 2019 | History

Preserve maintenance and visitor services

  • Popular and profitable Camping Program with tent and yurt sites
  • Building and maintenance of 130 acres of trails in a natural environment
  • Installation of numerous benches
    • purchased by donors and installed by volunteers
  • Sustainable land maintenance including brush clearing/fuel load reduction
  • Services for visitors:
    • Unique visitor center and gift shop, refreshments and clean porta-potties
  • Installation of interpretive signage and educational information


  • Production of annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival for 24 years
    • with family-friendly exhibits, outings, art shows and educational talks and films
  • Holding unique nature and cultural events each year, including:
    • Osprey days, Mother’s Day Tea, Mare Faire, Easter Egg Exchange
  • Production of popular Halloween Nightmare Island for 2 weekends
  • Holiday Lighted Trail program for 5 weekends
  • Military history education talks and Lost Boats of Mare Island Memorial
  • Co-creation and hosting of artistic and cultural events with the community
  • Providing space for people to hold special events