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Bruce Beyaert, 2010 Hero of the Year

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  - Margaret Mead

Meet the TRAC Steering Committee
TRAC Board
Left to Right, Top Row: Donald Bastin, Whitney Dotson, Jay Corey, Nancy Strauch. Bottom Row: Kelly Hardy, young Hazel Brubaker (standing in for Jerry Rasmussen), Bruce Brubaker and Bruce Beyaert
Photo by © Dale F. Mead, El Cerrito

April 1, 2014 Comcast video about TRAC and the Bay Trail in Richmond

TRAC, the Trails for Richmond Action Committee was formed July 1999 with its Mission to:
1. Complete the San Francisco Bay Trail in Richmond, assuring that it is linked to public parks and population centers and maintained in perpetuity and
2. Promote use and enjoyment of the Bay Trail by all who live and work in Richmond and as a visitor attraction to showcase the City of Richmond’s shoreline.

Miller Knox LagoonWhen TRAC was founded, Richmond had only 12 miles of San Francisco Bay Trail fragments. This has burgeoned to over 32 miles in 15 years thanks primarily to the City of Richmond and East Bay Regional Park District with strong support from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Bay Trail Project, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and the California Coastal Conservancy. TRAC has acquired $7.2 million in grant funds used by the City of Richmond to close gaps in the Bay Trail! Stimulated by TRAC’s Interpretive Subcommittee, over 50 new interpretive and way finding exhibits have mushroomed to enrich the Bay Trail experience.

TRAC is working with the City of Richmond, East Bay Regional Park District and the private sector to close the 10 miles of gaps remaining in Richmond’s planned Bay Trail. The Richmond Bay Trail Network of supporters is kept informed about Bay Trail events and progress and occasionally asked for emails to support completing the Bay Trail in Richmond. There is no cost to join the Richmond Bay Trail Network - just email us!

TRAC has received the Clearwater Award by the Waterfront Center in Washington, D.C., the City of Richmond's Community Services and Historic Preservation awards, the Association of Bay Area Governments Award For Service to Local Government and Dedication to the San Francisco Bay Trail and the American Lung Association Clean Air Award.

TRAC Chair Bruce Beyaert received the Bay Area 2010 Cox Conserves Hero award, the Bob Walker Bay Area Open Space Award from the Bay Area Open Space Council, is a Director for ABAG’s Bay Trail Project and a member of the Advisory Committee to EBRPD’s Board of Directors, served nine years on the Board of Directors of Save the Bay and was Chevron’s Manager of Environmental Planning worldwide
TRAC Vice Chair Nancy Strauch, who was BCDC’s Chief of Permits and President of Save The Bay’s Board of Directors, brings real estate and property management skills to Bay Trail projects.
Donald Bastin, who chairs TRAC’s Interpretive Subcommittee, is former Director of the Richmond Museum of History and authored the Richmond book in the Images of America series.
Bruce Brubaker is an architect experienced in project planning with The Planning Center/Design, Community & Environment.
Jerry Rasmussen was Principal Planner in Richmond’s Planning Department and is a member of the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee.
Whitney Dotson was elected to the Board of Directors of East Bay Regional Park District and serves as Chairman of the North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance.  He is a public health professional who is a passionate believer in public access to the shoreline for recreational and health benefits.
Bay Area 2010 Cox Conserves Hero award