eUpdate - April 12, 2018

Lots of opportunities to work and play on Earth Day 2018

Earth Day is  Saturday, April 21, with numerous events and activities planned for West County. 

I appreciate how Earth Day has grown through the years, combining family fun with impactful environmental work projects. Even as the Trump administration  attempts to reduce important protections to our air, water, and open space, we can still take a stand locally. Participating in Earth Day is one way of doing this. 

I hope you'll join me at one of these events.
North Richmond: Community service projects and celebration
WhatCreek cleanup, park beautification, mural painting, petting zoo, music, kids' activities, food.
Time: Cleanup: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.;  Celebration: Noon to 3 p.m. 
Creek Clean-up:  Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita Street
Mural Painting: 500 Market Street
Shields-Reid Park Beautification and Celebration: 1410 Kelsey Street 
For more: Tania Pulido at or 510-253-9221 or 

Richmond: Groundwork Richmond's Earth Day on the Richmond Waterfront, in conjunction with the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show at the Craneway 
What: Educational kayak tours of the Richmond waterfront (boats provided); food trucks 
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Where: Meet at the Craneway Pavilion (Ford Building), 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond
For more: or 510-847-5031 

What: San Pablo Creek clean-up, children's activities, info booths, free volunteer lunch
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Elk's Lodge,  3931 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante 
For more:  Helen Fitanides at or 510-665-3538. 

El Cerrito: Earth Day Celebration
What: Community-wide work projects, free lunch 
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch at noon. 
Where: For location of work parties check  webpage
Volunteer lunch at noon at El Cerrito Community Center,  7007 Moser Lane
For more:  Email or  510-215-4350.  
What: Clean-up activities and free lunch 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Giant Road staging area, 5551 Giant Road, Richmond 
Click here to register 

Event fliers below: 

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone