Waterfront Action's mission is to promote public
access to the Oakland-Alameda Estuary and Lake Merritt through public awareness,
education, and direct action.
We work to
Public Meetings. Waterfront Action
holds frequent public meetings devoted to waterfront improvements,
plans, and developments. These meetings bring together community
members, developers, agency and government officials to consider issues
and projects related to our region's waterfront. These sessions
are one of Waterfront Action's most significant contributions; to get a
sense of their scope, view the history of our meeting agendas.
Public Education. We provide a website
newsletter that communicate current information about the
estuary and Lake Merritt. Waterfront Action provides an
educational booth at a range of public events and fairs.
Public Voice. Waterfront Action speaks
in support of the Estuary Policy Plan and Lake Merritt Park
Master Plan in public meetings and forums.
Special Projects. Each year, we
undertake special projects aimed at increasing public awareness and use
of our waterfronts. Recent examples include:
a comprehensive calendar of waterfront events. (ongoing since 2005)
Campaign... promoting public awareness of our waterfront.
(pilot project in 2005)
Carpentier Dinner... an annual event showcasing the beauty,
accessibility, and fun that the waterfront can provide.