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Help Clean Up Richmond's Shoreline
September 12, 2006


Join your neighbors for the annual coastal cleanup effort and pitch in to help clean up Richmondís shoreline and marshlands Saturday morning, September 16 at Marina Bay or at Point Isabel or Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Parks. Read on for details.


Coastal Cleanup Day is a statewide-sponsored event that happens every year in late September. Participants will help rid shoreline areas of trash and debris. Of special concern are the plastics that collect along the shores because of the dangers they pose to wildlife.


In addition to being a fun activity for the whole family, Coastal Cleanup Day is about taking responsibility for the health of our Bay shoreline. It's about showing people that everyone's efforts count, and that collectively we can create positive change. It's about creating awareness that we should all tread lightly on the environment - leave it cleaner than you found it by picking up the debris you see around you.


Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves to pitch in at any of the following sites on Richmond's Shoreline:


MARINA BAY: Volunteers are asked to meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Shimada Friendship Park in Richmond (exit I-580 at Marina Bay Parkway to the bay). A FREE BBQ lunch will be provided at noon. This event is sponsored by the Office of Supervisor John Gioia and the Watershed Project. For more information, contact Kate Rauch (510) 374-3231 or Martha Berthelsen (510) 665-3689.


POINT PINOLE REGIONAL SHORELINE: Sponsored by East Bay Regional Park District from 8:30 AM to noon. See http://www.ebparks.org/resources/pdf/coastcleanup/point_pinole.pdf for details


POINT ISABEL REGIONAL SHORELINE: Sponsored by East Bay Regional Park District from 8:30 AM to noon. See http://www.ebparks.org/resources/pdf/coastcleanup/point_isabel.pdf for details.


Have Fun!