Sep 15, 2015
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by John Gioia, member of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors,

I look forward to working with you this Saturday at the Coastal Cleanup. This is my 25th year sponsoring a Richmond shoreline cleanup, based at Shimada Friendship Park. Partners include the City of Richmond and the Watershed Project.

This is one of several cleanup sites in Richmond and Pinole. Details below:

Supervisor Gioia’s 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 or click here. 
Contact: Kate Rauch at 510-231-8691.

Pt. Isabel Cleanup, Richmond 

Where: Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline

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

Where: Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline.

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

Contact: email Christina McGhee-Esquivel at

Wear sturdy shoes, and bring a sunhat, refillable water bottle and debris bucket, if you have one.

For more information and a complete list countywide, visit the Watershed Project’s Coastal Cleanup Day page.

This item was first published in Supervisor Gioia’s email newsletter.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.