Active volunteers are the foundation of CESP's success. If you would like to get involved in efforts to secure a wonderful accessible shoreline for East Bay residents, please contact us. Someday you can say "I helped create a park for future generations" or "I helped preserve a special piece of habitat for an endangered species."    One by one, we can make a difference AND have fun doing it!

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California Coastal Clean-up!

Various Bay Area Locations

Coastal Clean-upGet your end of summer shoreline fix by joining us for California Coastal Clean-up day. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a big impact on our shoreline and get involved with family and friends.

Great numbers of volunteers are needed to remove massive amount of debris accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Protect marine life and habitat through the clean-up.

Can't bend over and pick up trash? Volunteers are also needed to help count items found and get the word out about renaming Eastshore State Park as McLaughlin Eastshore State Park after Sylvia McLaughlin.

Coastal Clean-upThis international shoreline clean-up event will take place in several Bay Area locations, including (but not limited to):

  • Albany Shoreline (CESP will be at this location)
  • Shimada Friendship Park
  • Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
  • Point Pinole
  • Point Molate
  • Breuner Marsh

Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To volunteer for ALBANY SHORELINE,
contact Cameron Wilson:, 510-524-5000.

For more info about Contra Costa County locations,
contact:, 510-665-3597.

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2012 North Richmond Shoreline Festival
           Bring the whole family to Point Pinole on Saturday, October 6 !!!

Volunteers Clean-up Albany Shoreline
on Earth Day

575 pounds of garbage and 53 pounds of recyclable materials!

Volunteers came out on a perfect Bay Area sunny day to show their Albany shoreline some love by cleaning it up to celebrate Earth Day!

Families, groups and children joined in the scavenger hunt for stuff and brought it proudly back to be weighed. We collected 575 pounds of garbage and 53 pounds of recyclable materials.

We also had eight creek clean-up sites in Richmond and San Pablo where about 300 volunteers joined in and collected 4800 pounds of garbage and 200 pounds of recyclables.

We thank all who made our clean-up a success!

Sponsored by:

CESP, the Watershed Project, City of Albany, the Sierra Club and the UVa Club of San Francisco

Coffee and juice donations provided by:

Peet's El Cerrito, Starbucks El Cerrito Plaza, Starbucks San Pablo Avenue and Trader Joe's El Cerrito

CESP helps the City of Albany and the Watershed Project
clean up the Albany Shoreline

Report from the Watershed Project: We had a wonderful Earth Day Clean Up and Celebration on Sunday April 19 at the Albany shoreline. A total of 135 participants, 82 adults and 53 kids picked up 415 pounds of trash and 62 pounds of recycling! Those are great numbers, considering that we asked participants to focus on plastic debris. Light weight plastic trash, including small bits and pieces, is the most prevalent form of debris and also the most harmful in the environment.

Earth Day, Albany, 2009

Albany/Berkeley Girl Scout Troop 1815 and Cub Scout Troop 505 joined the event for their Earth Day service projects. Ms. Zmich’s third grade class at Cornell Elementary School won a contest for a free presentation from The Watershed Project for sending the most parents and students to the event.

The event was enhanced by the involvement of many key volunteers who assisted with activities, and contributions from local organizations and businesses. The Citizens for East Shore Parks staffed a display table at the event, helped with publicity, and recruited volunteers. Noah’s Bagels, Sunnyside Café, and Safeway donated refreshments to feed the clean up volunteers.

The participants also enjoyed a number of additional activities we offered for all ages. A fishing and recycling game was fun and educational for young children, and the Trash Time Line interactive display and Pollution Soup skit were entertaining and informative for both older children and adults. Families and adults took part in the Nature Walk and in Creating Art from Trash and Treasures, and learned about sources and patterns of trash deposition and some of the natural and human history of the bulb. Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who attended!


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