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USGS Maps Available at National Trails Day Festival in Alameda
Released: 5/29/1997

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Phone: 415-329-4000



Selected, local editions of U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps will be available for purchase at the USGS exhibit that will be part of the San Francisco Bay Trail Project’s National Trails Day Festival, Saturday, June 7, at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach and Crab Cove Visitor’s Center in Alameda.

The popular USGS topo maps normally are available only at the USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) in Menlo Park, by mail from the USGS distribution center in Denver, Colo., and at some sporting goods stores.

Having the maps available at the USGS exhibit booth will offer local outdoor recreationists an opportunity to examine and purchase the maps on site.

"Naturally we won’t be able to bring all the 4,054 topo maps of California," said Mara Tongue, manager of the Survey’s Menlo Park ESIC, "but we will bring those editions that are most popular with hikers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts, and we will have free indexes for all the California maps, so people can decide which ones they’d like to order."

In addition to the topo maps, the USGS exhibit will feature California National Park maps and information on earthquakes and volcanoes.

The hours of the trails festival are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Editors: For more information about USGS participation in this event, or for information on ordering USGS topographic maps or scientific reports, call the USGS ESIC at 415-329-4390.


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