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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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KING TIDES - 2015/2016 Season - Nov. - Dec.
Come help us mark the tidelines at Pt. Molate
Each winter King Tides arrive on our shores marking the highest high tides of the season. CFSPM submits tidal data during Kind Tide events to the the California King Tides Project in order to help people visualize how sea level rise will impact their lives. Via smartphones and social media, we invite you to help us document the KIng Tides at Pt. Molate Beach. King Tides and seasonal storm waters are having a devastating impact on the shoreline at Pt. Molate marking nearly a foot of loss of shorefront a year. Recordings of tide height during King Tides, particularly with photography, will help not only the California King Tides Project, but will contribute data to a project underway to provide an engineering survey of the scope and nature of damage to the shoreline at Pt. Molate and along the San Pablo Peninsula so that shoreline erosion solutions can be configured. Sign up to come out to Pt. Molate Beach during this season's King Tides on
-- November 24, 25, and 26, 2015,
-- December 22, 23, and 24, 2015 and,
-- January 21 and 22, 2016
We are expecting 7 foot tides in November and December, weill above the 5.75' beach bluff. Your contributions towards recording this event will be invaluable!
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 sponsoring cleanup days and providing adopt-a-beach caretaker training throughout 2015/2016 season. Sign up for the Citizens for a Sustainable Pt. Molate Newsletter
DISCOVERING PT. MOLATE -
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.