Saturday, October 4, 2014 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.
The 2016 Festival will be held on October 1, 2016.