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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CITIZENS FOR A SUSTAINABLE POINT MOLATE            |           P.O. BOX 71212, RICHMOND, CA. 94807           |     
Copyright 2009 - 2015 - Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate - all rights reserved
DOCENT TRAINING - MAY 17th, 2015 - 1:30 to 3PM
                       Rock Pt. Molate Beach Park this summer!
Want to make a difference this summer and make Pt. Molate Beach Park truly special?  CFSPM's Adopt-a-Beach Program is spearheading docented weekends at Pt. Molate Beach Park  and we'd love you to become a park docent!

It's easy, it's fun, you can docent as much or as little as you want, and you will make the park experience for visitors more enjoyable and memorable.  There is so much to know and share about Pt. Molate's history, natural resources and future. The docent program will provide a path to share that with our community and park visitors. Conducted in conjunction with the City of Richmond Parks Dept., the docent program also provides an opportunity to engage with park visitors, surveying their interests and provide utlization feedback to the Parks Dept.

Our docent training will cover park logistics, park programs and planning, history resources, natural resources, and engagement ambassadorship.  Participants will be provided with syllabus and tip sheets/FAQ sheets for you to use while docenting.   CFSPM will provide and staff an information table/docent station on docenting weekends along with identifying T-shirts for our docents to wear.

Please RSVP by completing the adopter sign up form, so that we can save you space and supply materials. 
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 2015.

Sign up for the Citizens for a Sustainable Pt. Molate Newsletter
RSVP for Pt.Molate Beach Park Docent Training
Where: Pt. Molate Beach Park
When: May 17, 2015
Time: 1:30 to 3PM
What to Bring:  Comfortable shoes, sunhat and sunscreen, work gloves, warm/windproof jacket, personal drinking water.

MAY 17, 2015
The 2015 season of Pt. Molate Beach Park's Adopt-a-Beach program swings into gear on Sunday May 17th.  Come down to the beach park from 1:30 to 3:00 PM for docent training and become an Adopter!
                       Connecting students to their waters.
Nearly 20 chemistry students from Richmond's Kennedy High School participated in a CFSPM sponsored experiential education field trip to Pt. Molate on April 13, 2015.  Students began their day with a field lab exercise, testing pH levels of Pt. Molate beach water which was later followed by a field lecture on ocean acidification causes and effects by Dr. Alex Madonik of the Green Science Policy Institute who also provided an interactive water purification demonstration.

Dr. Stephanie Kiriakopolos of the Romberg Tiberon Center led a discussion on the significant eelgrass beds and oysters at Point Molate, covering the potential interactions between seagrasses like eelgrass and invertebrates that live on them as water becomes more acidic. This was complemented by a discussion on oyster history, current populations, ecology and function in bay waters, led by Helen Dickson of the Watershed Project.

The California Native Grassland Association and Golden Hour Restoration Institute  led the students on a native grassland hike where they developed the connection between healthy watersheds ans the role of native species., while Tony Brake of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory led a presentation on the history of osprey nesting at Pt. Molate complete with long scope  observation of our osprey residents.

CFSPM Chair, David Helvarg helped students understand the importance of efforts to clean California's shorelines, the significance of our estarine system, and tenets of marine ecosystem sustainability.  The students enjoyed spending a day in a fresh air classroom which brought to life the importance of chemistry and biology skill sets in preserving our environment.