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Waterfront Action, Inc. is an organization formed in 2003 by the merger of the Waterfront Coalition and the Waterfront Roundtable, two public forums that worked to ensure community access and participation in issues related to the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. 

Founding Organizations

Oakland Waterfront Coalition - The Coalition was founded in April of 1994 by Sandra Threlfall and a group of colleagues in response to requests for updates on waterfront projects, as there were at least three different agencies with waterfront oversight. It grew into a monthly forum for discussion of waterfront projects and improvements with an average of 20 attendees comprised of public agency representatives, community groups, developers, landscape architects and citizens interested in the waterfront.

Waterfront Roundtable - The Roundtable was formed in spring of 1995 by then City Council member Nate Miley to implement and track specific waterfront improvement projects falling under the jurisdiction of the City of Oakland and the Port of Oakland. Its audience was a cross section of city and port staff, regional park representatives and community activists.

Why the Merger?

It was time to take these two groups to the next level and form a non-profit organization that could serve an advocacy role for the Lake and the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. We will focus on waterfront access issues and action.




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