eupdate - April 19, 2016    
Earth Day Events: Opportunities to Work & Play!
REMINDER: Make a difference in West County this weekend! 
Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. Join millions worldwide to make our communities healthier and cleaner. Great events are scheduled for this weekend, from creek and shoreline cleanups to neighborhood block parties. Join one! 
When:   Saturday, April 23
* City of Richmond 
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Groundwork Richmond hosts Earth Day on the Greenway, along the eastern portion of the Richmond Greenway from Carlson Boulevard to San Pablo Avenue. Work will include preparations for public art installations and removing invasive species and litter and there will also be educational activities for all ages. Meet at the intersection of Carlson and the Richmond Greenway. Details here. 
* El Sobrante 
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - SPAWNERS will host an Earth Day event at the El Sobrante Library at 4191 Appian Way, in collaboration with the El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce and the library. The event will include trash pickup, native plant gardening, mulching, and kids crafts and activities. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. For more information, contact Helen Dickson at or 510-665-3538.
* North Richmond - Green Festival and Earth Day Celebration 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -  Wildcat Creek cleanup, meet at Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita Street. Festival starts at 10 a.m. at the North Richmond Ball Field at Fred Jackson Way and Pittsburgh Ave. Art activities, garden projects, music, dancing and more. Free refreshments. Click here to register. 
For more:  C. Sequoia Erasmus 925-313-6764 or Carla Orozco, 510-776-7568. 

When: Sunday, April 24 
* Point Isabel - Rydin Road entrance, East Bay Regional Park District
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Help protect marine habitat by cleaning up the East Bay shoreline. Join us to remove trash before it travels any further into the Bay and ocean ecosystems, and earn your membership to the Fish Friend Club. Meet at the Rydin Road staging area. Click here for more or to  pre-register (required.)
I hope to see you at an event,
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone