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  Shoreline Festival at Point Pinole Park
October 14, 2005

I have received notice of the following events tomorrow at Point Pinole Regional Park:

Richmond Shoreline Festival -- Celebrate and Protect


 Breuner Marsh: Open Space or Multi-Story Housing?

The North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance invites you to the Richmond Shoreline Festival in Point Pinole Park on Saturday, October 15, noon to 4 pm.  Donít miss this community celebration of a community treasure: hundreds of undeveloped shoreline acres which provide habitat for wildlife and inspire all who visit. 

The Shoreline Festival has something for everyone, whether it's your first shoreline experience or you're a die-hard shoreline open space supporter.  Enjoy the sparkle of the sun on the water, live music, and a community BBQ.  Get to know Point Pinole Park with naturalist-guided walks, birdwatching, park tours, a fishing derby, and kidsí activities. Learn about the latest in the battle for Breuner Marsh, and help to protect this land for generations to come. 

This may be your last chance to see Breuner Marsh before 1000+ units of housing go up on it, as the City of Richmond would prefer. Right now, a battle is being fought for the future of Breuner.  Its never-developed wetlands could be permanently protected as part of Point Pinole Park, or they could become a multi-story housing development.  East Bay Regional Park District plans to acquire the land, but the City of Richmond has vowed to fight.  Community activists have spent decades protecting the marsh from development proposals.  Come to the Shoreline Festival and find out how we can save this unique and beautiful land!

Saturday, October 15, 12:00pm Ė 4:00pm in Point Pinole Park, Richmond

Free BBQ and live music beginning at 1:00pm 

For more information, contact (510) 367-5379 

As a complement to the Shoreline Festival on Saturday Oct. 15th, the Natural Heritage Institute and local partners, with the help of the Golden Gate Audubon Society, will be hosting a birding field trip/bird count on Rheem Creek and at Point Pinole on Saturday, October 15. Rheem Creek receives upstream drainage that creates the same watershed that includes Breuner Marsh. Pt. Pinole is an ecological extension of Breuner Marsh (and also the location of the Shoreline Festival).

Field trip leader: Bob Lewis, expert birder-Golden Gate Audubon
Start time: 9:00am
End time:  11:00am.
Meeting place: Parchester Village Community Center (located at 900 Williams Dr, Richmond 94806-1835)
What to bring:  Binoculars, water, sun screen, good walking shoes
Contact:  Pam Boyle, Monitoring Coordinator, 562-257-8044