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NORTH RICHMOND SHORELINE FESTIVAL 2014

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Saturday, October 4th was a great day at the North Richmond Shoreline Festival. NRSOSA celebrated the shoreline, the open spaces, the restoration of the beautiful marsh (now re-named the Dotson Marsh in honor of Whitney Dotson and his family who championed this shoreline for so long).

Everything was FREE to everyone - more than 1200 ate a healthy, delicious lunch, walked the shoreline, went bird watching with the Audubon Society, gazed at the enormous fish exhibit, rode ponies and the choo-choo train, listened to music and speakers.... so much!

Festival sponsors were the Cities of Richmond and San Pablo and the East Bay Park District. It was a very warm, beautiful and busy day. Kudos to the East Bay Park Staff and the Festival Committee for making this happen.

Many people worked a lot of hours to put this together: special thanks to Norma Jolley, Marci and Ricard Valdivieso, Rangers Kevin Takei and John Hitchen and their great crew, the Explorer Cadets, Groundwork Richmond Green Team, Tuffy Wiggens, Karen Schell and everyone who participated!

We all enjoyed the art projects, the music, the friends and exhibits. Hundreds of books were given away to good homes.

Thanks for participating.

If you missed, we plan to do it again the first weekend of October 2015.

The 2014 Festival was held on
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11 AM to 5 PM!

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park
5551 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA 94806
Map & Directions to Point Pinole & Shuttle Bus Schedule >>

"Wonderful family day in our beautiful park with the most varied entertainment & activities ever.  A safe, happy, friendly atmosphere with no mishaps. Let's do it again just like that!" ~ Lana Husser, Festival Coordinator

"Our exhibitors loved the festival and because we had the most interested people of all ages on our walks, we had fun and everybody learned a lot!" ~ Anthony DeCiccio, Golden Gate Audobon Society

This Year's Speakers Include:
EBRPD Director, Whitney Dotson
Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
Richmond Councilman Tom Butt
San Pablo Councilman Rich Kinney
County Supervisor John Gioia
Dr Henry Clark

Breuner Marsh Restoration & Public Access Project >>

  The Pony Ride Crew
The 2013 North Richmond Shoreline Festival
The 2013 Festival featured Claudia Cuentas, storyteller/ singer.  Hear her lead the families in a song about the river.
Video by Lana Husser
The 2012 North Richmond Shoreline Festival
Video by Lana Husser
Below are two videos of the 2011 North Richmond Shoreline Festival

Video by Lana Husser

No firearms, curse words, sour pusses, snake oil, or phony money allowed on premises.

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