VISION
We are building a community authored plan for the future of one of the last remaining undeveloped headlands in the San Francisco Bay Area - Point Molate.

Our mission seeks to convert the former Navy fuel depot into a sustainable rejuvenation of important historical aspects of Pt. Molate with protection and restoration of its rare native species and supporting habitat.

A true 'people's' gathering place to enjoy the wonders of the SF Bay Area, celebrate and display local craft, fruits of the earth, as well as global cultural infusion, and a place for multiple generations to learn and develop tomorrow's sustaining technologies.
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UP FRONT
A BETTER VISION FOR  POINT MOLATE
AN EPIC CLEANUP - 85 TONS OF DEBRIS REMOVED
There is another plan for Pt. Molate, and it's a vision that is shared by 20 environmental, social and marine organizations.  Explore our vision for a sustainable development.  Read more.
PT. MOLATE BEACH
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CITIZENS FOR A SUSTAINABLE POINT MOLATE            |           P.O. BOX 71212, RICHMOND, CA. 94807           |               info@cfspm.org
Copyright 2009 - 2014 - Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate - all rights reserved
With funding from a grant from NOAA,  Baykeeper, with help from Citizens for a Sustainable Pt. Molate, undertook a massive project to remove marine debris from the western shoreline of the San Pablo Peninsula, particularly in Pt. Molate.  The project which targeted drifted creosote infused pilings - many coming from the decaying Red Rock Marina - began in March of 2013 and continued through August of 2013.
Scenes from Baykeeper Marine Debris Cleanup Work Days. Mouse over to view individual photos.
PT. MOLATE - WHERE OSPREY COME TO NEST
Osprey first began nesting in the San Francisco Bay Area in the year 2000, having moved their nesting range further south.  Since 2008 they have been nesting at Pt. Molate and this year there are 6 active nests along Richmond's shoreline according to Tony Brake, volunteer at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and devoted chronicler of Osprey populations in the Bay Area.

Osprey nests are currently active atop the Whirley Crane and near the Red Oak Victory at Terminal 3 in Richmond, and at Pt. Orient just north of Pt. Molate.  There are two nests at Pt. Molate - one out on Pt. Molate pier, and one just north of Pt. Molate Beach.  Join Tony on Aprill 19th at 10:30AM during the Pt. Molate Beach Grand Opening for a walking tour of Pt. Molate's Osprey families.

Osprey are true homesteaders, they nest - insistently - at the same location each year.  Tony came to the rescue of the Pt. Molate  shore pair in March when their original nest had to be shrouded to in order to deter them from nesting in an area slated for environmental remediation activity later in the year.

He organized a replacement nest and scouted a new location and with the kind assistance of City of Richmond Public Works, installed the new nest platform which the pair are now grateful to call home.
PT. MOLATE BEACH GRAND OPENING - APRIL 19th, 2014
In partnership with the City of Richmond Parks Dept., Citizens for a Sustainable Pt. Molate will host the Grand Opening of Pt. Molate Beach Park on April 19, 2014.    Come down to the Beach Park to enjoy a fun filled day with plenty of activities for all age groups.  Bring a picnic lunch, and a blanket.  Up and Under will have their full BBQ crew out as well,  with a delicious menu of reasonably priced selections.  The celebration will start at 10AM with a Native American Blessing and official ribbon cutting at 11:30AM with Richmond's Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on hand to preside over the opening.   Latin and Jazz music will be featured from 12:30 on, and the National Park Service will be hosting an idea tent where you can offer up your ideas for Pt. Molate's future. ,  We'll also have Rosie's on hand to provide historical perspectives on Pt. Molate's former life as a Navy Fuel Depot, and a history walk is scheduled for 1:30PM.     Download details & directions 
ADOPT-A-BEACH
AT PT. MOLATE
In partnership with the City of Richmond, CFSPM is sponsoring the Pt. Molate Beach Park Adopt-a-Beach program.  Be a part of this effort to keep the beach ship shape, and provide vital monitoring data to our partners.  CFSPM and the City of Richmond Parks Dept. will be providing docent and adopt-a-beach caretaker training throughout the summer of 2014.

Lana Husser's Green Screen team invites you to enjoy our beautifully renovated Pt. Molate Beach Park on Opening Day - April 19, 2014
Baykeeper  staff scientist Ian Wren headed the project along with Baykeeper's fleet captain Geoff Potter, along with host of volunteers.  Removal of the toxic debris was critical to ensure a healthy environment for nearby harbor seal rookeries, shorebird populations, and of course... us!!  Ian will be on hand for the Pt. Molate Beach Opening Celebration on April 19th, with wonderful photos of the cleanup project.
Ian Wren - Baykeeper
Tony Brake - GG Raptor Observatory
Osprey at Pt. Molate