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Chevron Long Wharf EIR and Point Molate Access
February 6, 2006






During the protracted discussions that have taken place about the future of Point Molate, there is one thing everybody agreed on Ė the construction of the Bay Trail and a shoreline park at Point Molate. The Bay Trail, however, will serve no one if you canít get to it from anywhere else. Our only chance of achieving that access may be coming up soon.


More than seven years ago (November 25, 1998) the State Lands Commission issued a Notice of Preparation of an EIR on the decision as to whether to renew the lease of State lands underlying Chevron's Richmond Refinery Long Wharf. All of the addressee organizations commented on the Notice of Preparation requested mitigation in the form of access across Chevron's lands for Bay Trail access to the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge and across the I-580 corridor to reach the Point San Pablo Peninsula.


The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) will be available in a couple of weeks, and there will a be a public hearing to receive comment  4:00 and 7:00 PM on March 9 in Richmond City Council Chambers.


This may be the last and only opportunity to get trail access to the San Pablo Peninsula and Point Molate. Some useful background provided by TRAC (Trails for Richmond Action Committee) is attached.


  • 10/6/99 TRAC letter to Dion Aroner

  • 1/9/01 TRAC letter to SLC Chief Counsel

  • 1998 - 2001 time line

  • San Pablo Peninsula Bay Trail Spur 2006 Exisiting Conditions


For questions or additional information, contact:


Bruce Beyaert, TRAC Chair


phone/fax 510-235-2835