Redwood Shores Levee Cleanup 2017

At the end of each August, your Redwood Shores Community Association has sponsored our Annual Levee Cleanup. To benefit the environment, the community bonds together to help beautify the nearly seven miles (yes, 7 miles!) of levee surrounding the Shores. And we need all the help we can get to cover those seven miles..

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 8:00 am until noon (lunch at 11:30)
Place: Mariner Park, Redwood Shores, CA 94065
(click here for a MAP)
Starters: Coffee, juice and bagels served at 8:00 am
Lunch: Meals for all hands at 11:30am
Crews: Qualifies as 4-hours of Community Service

The Shores Levee Cleanup is a fun community event. Residents and admirers of our beautiful Shores are all invited to join us in this very worthy annual event to help keep this neighborhood and wetland area clean. Volunteers will be assembled into teams and assigned cleanup areas.  Kids and parents, adults and seniors are all welcome and encouraged to get involved.  Family work groups handle their areas at their own pace; all help to keep these bountiful nature trails debris-free.

This is a great opportunity for Redwood City residents (and their friends) to enjoy a beautiful summer morning while experiencing a variety of birds and other wildlife. Volunteer and enjoy the splendor of our seven miles of shoreline, including incredible views of the bay.

We hope you will join us again this year for this worthy cause and opportunity to give back to your community. Please wear good walking shoes and consider bringing gloves; all pickup tools and trash bags will be provided.  Take pride in enhancing this important Redwood City resource, and join us Saturday, August 26, starting at 8am.


Recology Systems Inc. provides the trash collection containers, and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Each year large amounts of trash are picked from the Redwood Shores Levee environment by our volunteers and removed by Recology Systems free of charge.  Every piece of trash that is eliminated is important!

For more information about this event, please contact Nina Boire at  .  

To acknowledge his faithful community service and leadership, this year’s cleanup is again dedicated to Pete Hughes. Pete organized this valued community initiative from the beginning and gained the continuing support of civic, business, and community leaders who support this public effort with their time and resources.

Sounds of the Shores 2017

Sundays this Summer, Marlin Park is the place to party! Join your friends and neighbors for the Redwood Shores summer concert series.

Hosted by RSCA, the Sounds of the Shores summer concert series takes place once a month throughout the summer on Sunday afternoons — 5 – 7pm for three great nights in Marlin Park.

From Sounds of the Shores 2016

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Eggstravaganza 2017!

UPDATE: The rain has held up and the Easter Bunny has made a delivery, so come on out to Marlin Park today! Hopefully the weather will cooperate…

It’s time for the RSCA’s annual Eggstravaganza, held every year at Marlin Park in the center of Redwood Shores. Bring all your children and a basket for goodies to the park for the big Egg Hunt, where toddlers and young kids can seek out goodies hidden in the grass and playground. Also, the Easter Bunny will be there to lead off the Egg Hunt and later to pose for pictures with the boys and girls, so be sure to take along a camera as well!

The festivities begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 8th at Marlin Park here in Redwood Shores.

Be sure to arrive early so that your child can line up in the right age category — the eggs disappear quickly, and the whistle begins exactly at 1:00, so be on time! (Please limit your children to 6 eggs each so that everyone can share.)

The Eggstravaganza is run by RSCA, and is a great place to sign up with our organization if you have not yet had a chance to do so. Please join in in making great events like this possible in Redwood Shores!

Redwood Shores 2017 Annual Meeting

February 8, 2017, 7:00 pm
at the Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Pky at Bridge Pky (click for a map)

Please join RSCA for its Annual Meeting and get the latest update on “The State of the Shores”.

This year’s meeting will be a great opportunity to hear from local representatives on issues and opportunities that affect Redwood Shores residents.

As always, we try to end our Annual Meeting presentation around 8:00 PM so that you can have time to ask questions or talk with our guests about issues of particular interest to you.

(RSCA will also elect its new Board of Directors.)


A Message from the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District About Sandpiper Elementary School Expansion Plans

Dear Redwood Shores Community,

The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is planning to expand Sandpiper Elementary School to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and a total of 220 additional students in grades K-8. This project is intended to offer the families in Redwood Shores a local public school option for grades 6-8 and to help reduce the overall traffic into and out of the Shores. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the City of Redwood City has commissioned an environmental study, known as an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. The document outlines what the impacts might be and how the District proposes to mitigate the potential impacts to a less than significant level. An analysis of potential traffic impacts is included. The study was published on November 4, and public comments will be accepted until December 6, 2016.

You can find the study on the District’s homepage, at, and you can provide comments to Lisa Costa Sanders, Contract Principal Planner with the City of Redwood City, at 650-780-7363 or . Thank you!

Michael Milliken


Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

Halloween Walk 2016

Halloween is coming!

Bring your kids in their Halloween costumes to Marlin Park on Saturday October 29th, 1:00 PM sharp for a spooky good time in the park.

Trick Or Treat

We’ll have treats for the little ones, so bring a goodie bag/bucket!

** Event Ends at 2:00pm **

And PARENTS, don’t forget your cameras for photo opportunities with the Good Witch.

Our local RWC Police will also be available to provide voluntary FINGERPRINTING for children of parents who might wish to have this record for identification. Because a child’s appearance can change in a short time, fingerprinting can be the best way to identify a lost child.

Friends of the Library will be holding a BOOK SALE at Marlin Park for all of the Halloween Parade participants, so please visit their table and enjoy a nice selection of books to take home for your reading pleasure. Cash is appreciated !

RSCA holds this event each year for Shores children elementary school age and under.

It’s easy work and lots of fun to watch our children enjoy their “dress-up” time in Marlin Park. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Give-n-Go Community Donation Drive (with FREE drop-off!)

Here’s a great opportunity to clean house! Take advantage of this free event and dispose of your outdated electronic equipment properly & safely. Bring your old stuff to us and receive a charitable donation (tax!) receipt.

RSCA – collaborating with Goodwill Industries – will accept for recycling old computers, monitors, routers, and other consumer electronics including TVs, stereos, telephones, cell phones/PDAs etc. Hard drives are erased 3 times and shredded for security!

Saturday, October 1, 10am-2pm
RWS Library, 
corner of Marine Pky & Bridge Pky
(Enter the parking lot from Bridge Pky.)

There is no charge to bring small appliances, kitchenware, clothing & accessories, shoes, bed and bath linens, bicycles, jewelry, books, and more during this 4-hour event.

* CHECK THIS LINK for what we CAN accept…
and THIS LINK for what we can NOT accept !

Your Redwood Shores Community Association sponsors this annual recycling event in cooperation with our local Goodwill Industries. You can find more information about Goodwill programs at

Sounds of the Shores 2016

The final Sounds of the Shores is Sunday, August 21 — come out and enjoy The Rip Tides!

Sundays this Summer, Marlin Park is the place to party! Join your friends and neighbors for the Redwood Shores summer concert series.

Hosted by RSCA, the Sounds of the Shores summer concert series takes place once a month throughout the summer on Sunday afternoons — 5 – 7pm for three great nights in Marlin Park.

(From 2015’s concert with OTR)

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Community Meeting for DesignTech Charter School

You may be aware that there is a proposal to build a new facility for the existing Design Tech charter high school on Oracle’s Redwood Shores Campus, and there remain open questions about many aspects of this project.Te proposed facility will accommodate 550-600 students and faculty in grades 9-12. Design Tech is chartered to the San Mateo Union High School District, although the Shores is part of the Sequoia Union High School District.School officials have stated that student enrollment will be determined by a “lottery” system, but it is not yet clear:

  • What qualifications (academic, residential, etc.) are required to enter the lottery? How will the lottery then work?
  • How many students from the Sequoia HS District (Belmont, Woodside, Atherton, San Carlos, Redwood City and Menlo Park) will be accepted? How many students from the Shores will be accepted?

Concerns have been expressed about the effectiveness of the proposed ‘No Driving Policy’ and the potential impact of 550+ high school students on traffic and parking in surrounding areas, ensuring public access to the waterfront during school hours, and on potential overcrowding of the Redwood Shores Library after school hours.

Here’s a chance to get questions answered about all aspects of the proposal to build this facility on the Oracle Campus.

When: Saturday, April 16, 3:00 pm

Where: Oracle Building 600 

DTech Map

There will also be representatives of the City to answer questions about City processes involved and approvals required before construction can begin. You can find more information about the existing Design Tech School and proposed new facility at: