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EAST BAY STAND DOWN

Directions to Stand Down at the Alameda County Fairgrounds

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Local MAP Showing Highway 680 to to Stand Down

Enter through Gate #12 off Valley Avenue
See Alameda County Fairgrounds
MAP for directions into Stand Down
Encampment layout map pdf 11 x 17 or 8 x 11

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From San Francisco
Cross the Bay Bridge
Follow the sign to stay on I-580 East
When you come to I-680, go South – past I-580
Take the Bernal Exit and go East (to the right when you come off the ramp)
To the Fairgrounds & East Bay Stand Down,
turn left on Valley Avenue and enter through Gate 12 (after Gate 8) a right hand turn
go straight until you see signs for EBSD “Volunteer Parking”

From San Jose
Take I-680 North
Take the Bernal Exit and go East (to the right when you come off the ramp)
To the Fairgrounds & East Bay Stand Down,
turn left on Valley Avenue and enter through Gate 12 (after Gate 8) a right hand turn
go straight until you see signs for EBSD “Volunteer Parking”

From Walnut Creek
Take I-680 South
Take the Bernal Exit and go East (to the right when you come off the ramp)
To the Fairgrounds & East Bay Stand Down,
turn left on Valley Avenue and enter through Gate 12 (after Gate 8) a right hand turn
go straight until you see signs for EBSD “Volunteer Parking”

From Tracy
Take 205 West
Continue on I-580 West
Take I-680 South
Take the Bernal Exit and go East (to the right when you come off the ramp)
To the Fairgrounds & East Bay Stand Down,
turn left on Valley Avenue and enter through Gate 12 (after Gate 8) a right hand turn
go straight until you see signs for EBSD “Volunteer Parking”

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*A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL ON-SITE VOLUNTEERS*

The MINIMUM Volunteer Age is 13 years of age.
ALL Volunteers under 16 (sixteen) years of age must be under the
constant supervision of an onsite responsible Adult when at EBSD.

Closed-toe Shoes are required for safety when at EBSD.

EVERY VOLUNTEER MUST CHECK-IN AT THE VOLREG TENT
EVERY VOLUNTEER MUST BE IN A VOLUNTEER SHIRT
EVERY VOLUNTEER MUST WEAR THE ISSUED VOLUNTEER BADGE