eUpdate - August 27, 2015
Clean our Bay shoreline on September 19 
Join thousands statewide for Coastal Cleanup Day 
September 19th is the annual California Coastal Cleanup, with events along the Richmond and Pinole shorelines. 

I hope you'll join us for a morning picking up trash from our San Francisco Bay shoreline. We work hard for a great cause, and have fun! 

This is my 25th year sponsoring a cleanup at Marina Bay in Richmond, in partnership with the  Watershed Project and the City of Richmond. 

This service event is a great opportunity to join friends and neighbors as environmental stewards, improving the health and beauty of our San Francisco Bay shoreline. A free healthy lunch will also be served. 
 
Wear sturdy shoes, and bring a sunhat, refillable water bottle and debris bucket, if you have one. 
 
To quote Mahatma Ghandi, " ... service is noblest which is rendered for its own sake." 

Here are the locations for cleanup events in West County, including a special cleanup at San Pablo Creek in El Sobrante on September 12**. 

Richmond Shoreline Cleanup
Where: Meet at  Shimada Friendship Park (Marina Bay Parkway at the Bay)
Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Free healthy lunch at noon!
Registration: Email liza@thewatershedproject.org or click here. 
Contact: Robert Rogers at 510-231-8688

Pt. Isabel Cleanup, Richmond 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon.  
Getting there: End of Rydin Road (near Costco) 
Registration: Click here.
Contact: 510-544-2515

Pt. Pinole Shoreline Cleanup
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon. 
Getting there: Take Giant Road exit off Richmond Parkway to park entrance.
Registration: Click here. 
Contact: 510-544-2515 

Richmond Greenway at Carlson Avenue 
Where: Greenway Trail near Carlson Avenue 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon. 
Contact: Sarah Calderon at 510-847-5031

North Richmond Ballpark
Where: Near 2000 Giaramita St., Richmond, 94801
More: email Christina McGhee-Esquivel at christina@earthteam.net

San Pablo Creek 
Where: El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante 94803
** When: Saturday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon
More: Contact SPAWNERS at helen@thewatershedproject.org 
 
For more information and a complete list countywide, visit the Watershed Project's Coastal Cleanup Day page. 
See you there, 
John  
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone