Sunset from Emeryville SHore - Photo: Patricia Jones

Sunset from  Emeryville Shore – Photo: Patricia Jones

CESP (Citizens for East Shore Parks) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a Fundraiser Brunch and Day in the Park on Sat., Nov. 7, from 10:30am – 1:30pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club and in McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. Music is provided by Country Joe McDonald and Catering by Saffron Strand.

CESP will honor Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, former GM of East Bay Regional Park District, Pat O’Brien and celebrate the formation of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park – named for Honorary Committee Chair Sylvia McLaughlin, founder of CESP and Save the Bay.

Photo - Patrica Jones

Park Sign at Entrance – Photo – Patrica Jones

The program will acknowledge the individuals and groups who came together to establish the 8.5 mile urban shoreline park full of trails and outdoor wonder, extending from Oakland through Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito and into Richmond. Emeryville Mayor Ruth Atkins is also on the Honorary Committee of CESP. For more details or to purchase a ticket, click here. If you cannot attend, CESP is always looking for volunteers.

CESP, founded in 1985, is a small non-profit environmental organization that creates parks and preserves open space. They work to protect critical habitat and wildlife, conserve natural resources and develop outdoor recreation opportunities.

Berkeley Shore Sunset -PHoto - Patricia Jones

Another Shoreline Sunset – Photo – Patricia Jones