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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CITIZENS FOR A SUSTAINABLE POINT MOLATE            |           P.O. BOX 71212, RICHMOND, CA. 94807           |               info@cfspm.org
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REJECTED CASINO DEVELOPER RETURNS TO PT. MOLATE WITH SETTLEMENT OFFER
- City Council to consider behind closed doors on June 21, 2016
- City could be short-changed by millions of dollars

As if multiple years in litigation and a solid dismissal by the judge in the lower court were not enough, Upstream the developer who pursued building a tribal casino on Pt. Molate filed and appeal in 2013 which he has very little chance of winning.

Perhaps attempting to salvage his investment in the tribal casino development - even though the Land Disposition Agreement he signed in 2008 clearly stated that all deposits were non-refundable - Upstream now has offered to 'settle' his unwinnable case with a development offer that could include over 1000 units of housing and transfer of the property at a steep discount.

Unbelievably, the Richmond City Council is actually going to consider this during a CLOSED session at the June 21st 2016 City Council Session.

  PLEASE TELL CITY COUNCIL TO REJECT THIS "OFFER"

Send an email to City Council right now and tell them NO. Download a sample email letter

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--    Speak at council at 5PM before closed session begins (arrive by 4:45)

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 sponsoring cleanup days and providing adopt-a-beach caretaker training throughout 2015/2016 season.

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DISCOVERING PT. MOLATE -
                       Connecting students to their waters.
Thirty students from the Health Academy at Richmond's Kennedy High School participated in a CFSPM sponsored experiential education field trip to Pt. Molate on February 26, 2016.  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.

The California Native Grassland Association 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.

Sata Weisberg of the Marine Mammal Center introduced the students to the life of seals and sea lions, while Helen Dickinonson of the Watershed Project led students on an oyster discovery and Sarah Mesnick of the Southwest Fisheries Science center taught the students about the Bay Area's whaling past, including at Point Molate. 

The California Native Grassland Association 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.