eupdate - April 13 2017 
Earth Day : Opportunities to Work & Play!
Lots going on in West County
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, with several events and activities planned for West County. 

Environmental stewardship is especially vital this year with federal budget threats to the U.S EPA, Climate Change initiatives, and our public lands agencies such as the National Park Service. It's important for us to stand up for our clean air, water, and open spaces.

I hope you'll join me at one of these events.
 
What: Creek cleanup, a rt activities, garden projects, music, dancing, refreshments.
Time:
Cleanup: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 
Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Where: Clean-up: Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita Street.
Festival: North Richmond Ballfield, Fred Jackson Way and Pittsburg Avenue. 
For more: Cleanup:  Paula@thewatershedproject.org; Festival:
Eren at 510-776-3220 

What: Day of action, work projects, music, speeches, free lunch to first 200.
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Where: 42nd & Greenway Pocket Park, 4201 Ohio Avenue, Richmond
For more: sarah@groundworkrichmond.org or 510-847-5031 

El Sobrante: Spawners' Earth Day event and San Pablo Creek clean-up; free lunch
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Elk's Lodge, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante 
For more:  Helen Dickson at Helen@thewatershedproject.org or 510-665-3538. 

El Cerrito:  Earth Day Celebration Volunteer work projects, free lunch 
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch at noon. 
Where: For work parties check webpage.
Appreciation Lunch at El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moser Lane.
For more:  Email or  510-215-4350.  
Register here.
 
PinolePoint Pinole Regional Shoreline, two events: cleanup and 
Atlas Bridge and Dotson Family Marsh dedications, marking important SF Bay Trail links. 
Time: Cleanup: 8:30 a.m. - noon; Atlas Road Bridge dedication: 10:30 a.m.; Dotson Marsh dedication, 1 p.m.
Where: Cleanup:  meet at Giant Cluster Picnic site at main entrance. Dedications: meet at main parking lot,   5551 Giant Highway, or Atlas Bridge parking lot, end of Atlas Road. (1 mile walk between dedication sites. Shuttle also available.)
For more on dedications: event webpage  or  Monique Salas msalas@ebparks.org or 510-544-2008  
For more on clean-up; EBRP webpage, registration required. 
 
  • If this isn't enough choice, there's also the March for Science in San Francisco, a national event! (Click link for details.)
Event fliers below: 




I hope to see you at an event,
John  
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone