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September 11, 2005

Here is a trio of events and actions that will help Richmond’s 32 miles of shoreline or enable you to get to know it better:


There is legislation that is on the governor's desk that will create the San Francisco Bay Water Trail. This will be a good thing for kayakers, windsurfers and all folks in human powered craft because it will increase access points and promote education for safety and protection of the environment. If you have a minute, please help by emailing the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. To create an email, simply go to http://www.savesfbay.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=dgKLLSOwEnH&b=484843.

They probably count the emails rather than read them, so just say please sign AB 1296 the San Francisco Bay Water Trail Act. If you want to you can add that the water trail provides non-motorized recreation, it's an affordable way to get people from a broad economic demographic out in boats, it helps to make the Bay a recreational resource rather just a pretty view, and linked with the Bay Trail and Ridge Trail, it provides the opportunity for multi-use multi-day recreational trips in the middle of a gorgeous urban environment - that promotes tourism and makes the Bay Area a recreation destination.

If you want to phone or fax: 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633



California Coastal Clean Up Day! Free BBQ at noon!, Saturday September 17th , 9:00 am – 12:00 Shimada Friendship Park, Richmond. Join West Contra Costa County friends and neighbors to take part in this International effort to clean bay and ocean shores around the world. Working together we can make a huge difference to pick up litter and make our own bay shoreline more beautiful and safer for people and animals. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring gloves if you have them. To get to Shimada Park, take the Marina Bay Parkway/South 23rd Street exit off I-580 and go south on Marina Bay to the end of the Parkway.

Sponsored by the Watershed Project (510-665-3645, bayshorestewards@thewatershedproject.org) and county supervisor John Gioia’s office (510-374-3231 or krauc@bos.cccounty.us)



Event:   Pt. San Pablo Peninsula & Pt. Molate Hike with David Dolberg

Date:  Saturday, September 17th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Sponsor:   Muir Heritage Land Trust

Join David Dolberg, of Bay Access, for a moderate hike with some steep terrain for breathtaking views of the bay from this unknown part of the Point San Pablo Peninsula. The hike will also include a tour of the Winehaven castle, an historic early 20th century winery. For the past six years, Mr. Dolberg has been an active participant in community input regarding the future of Pt. Molate and the Pt. San Pablo Peninsula. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. No cost.

Reservations & Directions:  Call the office for reservations & directions  (925) 228-5460