Earth Day 2022 at Point Molate Beach Park

Point Molate Vernal Pool – Rebeca Garcia-Gonzales

It was a rousing celebration of Earth Day at Point Molate Beach Park, music, dancing, art shows and nature programs all honoring the extraordinary beauty of our endangered native, Point Molate Beach Park and environs.

Through the generous donations of BridgemakerArts and West Contra Costa Sierra Club, Citizens for Eastshore Parks, WhollyH2O, and Blue Frontier this wonderful event came into being.

And our deep gratitude to those who entertained us and who gave spiritual connection and historical perspective to our experience:
Courtney Cummings and her daughter, Isabella Azizi of the Northern Cheyenne, Arikara and Muskogee Creek nations opened our day with an indigenous prayer.

Many, many thanks to those who donated time and money to make this possible. Visit their websites and learn more of the issues threatening the area and the health of the bay:

West Contra Costa County Sierra Club


Citizens for East Shore Parks

Blue Frontier Campaign

Point Molate Alliance


Alta Music Productions / Rafael Ramirez

Eli Utne

Raphael Vieira

DJ FiveTwenty

Jeni Swerdlow’s Drumming Circle

Artists and Activists

Kathy Brandenberg’s Butterfly Origami

East Bay Landscape Painters

RYSE Center – Isaiah‘s Medicinal Seed Planting

Communities For A Better Environment – Youth working for our communities health and safety and prosperity

Maria P. Tuttle – Nature Journaling


Elizabeth Doughterty of WhollyH2O leading a Bio-blitz

Jim Hanson, CA Native Plant Society and Sally Tobin, biologist led nature walks identifying rare and endangered species into the restricted hillside, now threatened with luxury development.

Pictures and Video

Point Molate Earth Day 2022 Crowd
Regina Gilligan – Organizer
Courtney Cummings and Isabella Azizi
Isaiah’s medicinal seed planting
Kathy Brandenberg’s Art Table
Tarnel Abbott and young art lover
Tarnel Abbott’s Point Molate painting
Drum Circle painting in progress
Drum circle painting by Sandra Lo
Jeni Swerdlow and DRUMMM Rhythmic
DRUMMM Rhythmic Drum Circle Video