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  Community Forum on North Richmond Shoreline Open Space
November 22, 2003

You are cordially invited to


Saturday, December 6th, 10AM-2PM
Parchester Village Community Center
900 Williams Dr., Richmond

Organized by the North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance

A forum to inspire and educate about opportunities for open space along the North Richmond shore.   Can our shoreline be preserved and restored as a community and a regional resource?

Featuring speakers on the history and ecology of the North Richmond Shoreline, and on planning for future development.  Lunch and discussion, and a chance to ask questions and learn how you can be involved.  

Tentative Schedule:
10:00AM Ohlone Invocation
10:10AM Community History
10:40AM The ecology, present state, and future possibilities for the shore
11:20AM Planned restoration of Rheem Creek
11:30AM EBRPD Parks Planning
11:40AM City Planning for the shoreline
12:00PM Awards presented by Ma'at Youth Academy
12:20PM Lunch/small group discussions
1:00PM  Discussion/questions for speakers

THE NORTH RICHMOND OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE is a coalition of community and regional groups advocating for environmental justice planning principles and open space preservation along the North Richmond waterfront. 

PROUDLY CO-SPONSORED BY: Councilio Latino, East Bay Watershed Center, Greenbelt Alliance, Grey Panthers, League of Women Voters, Ma'at Youth Academy, Parchester Village Neighborhood Council, Public Trust Alliance, Richmond Environmental Defense Fund, Richmond Greens, Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council, Richmond Vision 2000, Save the Bay, Seaport Missionary Baptist Church, Sierra Club, West County Rainbow Coalition, West County Toxics Coalition, Urban Creeks Council. 

QUESTIONS:Jonna Papaefthimiou at 510-848-0800 x312 or jonna@sfbaysc.org.

DIRECTIONS:  Take the Richmond Parkway (connects to both I-80 and I-580).  Exit the parkway at Giant Highway.   Stay on Giant Highway as it turns and becomes Giant Road.  Follow Giant across the railroad tracks and into Parchester Village.  Turn left on Williams Dr. and follow it about 2 blocks to the community center.   There will be signs along Giant that point towards Parchester and Pt. Pinole Park, which is adjacent.   For personalized directions: www.mapquest.com.

Or take the AC Transit #71/Richmond Parkway from the Richmond BART.   Get off at Williams Dr. and Don Way.