NorCal Climate March! Logistics: Pickup points, Parking, Etc.

Tickets:  PLEASE, purchase your bus tickets IN ADVANCE - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!

This will help us get an accurate headcount to order the right number of buses.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2414149

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT! If you do not have a credit card, PLEASE RSVP to 350sonomacounty@gmail.com and tell us which pickup point you will go to (Santa Rosa or Sonoma State). This will also help us with our headcount. THANK YOU!

Bring your cell phone and a headset (if possible - so you can hear better in a crowd!) and make sure you charge it fully overnight.

We have banners, signs, and lots of lovely cardboard trees with climate messages - many by college students! - that we need people to help carry. We even have "Fossie" the dinosaur skeleton created by high school students, symbolizing fossil fuels -- and the extinction of the fossil fuel industry!!! See photos below!

Schedule - Saturday Nov 21, 2015

  8:45 AM - Plan to arrive early by 8:45 AM at the meeting point.
  9:00 AM - Board bus in back of Federal Building (map) in downtown Santa Rosa.
                   Park for free at City Hall across D Street
  9:30 AM - Bus pickup at Sonoma State University (map) - Meet at Parking Lot E
                    near the main (south) entrance. Park in Lot E for $5/day.
                   (see campus map & directions below)
11:00 AM - Gather at Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland, CA
12:00 PM - March!
  1:00 PM - Rally at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, Downtown Oakland
  3:00 PM - Board bus on south side of Frank Ogawa Plaza to return home
~4:30 PM - Arrive back at SR Federal Building and Sonoma State

Lunch:
We won't have time to go to restaurants. But there will be food trucks. If you don't want to wait in line, pack a lunch, a drink and maybe a snack. It's tough to be happy and full of enthusiasm for activism when you're hungry. You might be able to sit at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza or the City Center Plaza nearby the 12th St. BART station.

Weather: Rain or shine, we are going! But it looks like it will be sunny, around 67 degrees. Bring a jacket in case it cools off. It's November, after all!

Santa Rosa Pick-up Point & Parking:
Pick-up will be at the parking lot behind the Federal Building, 777 Sonoma Ave. between D & E Streets. Again, please arrive at 8:45 AM. You can park in the city hall parking lot across D street. Parking is free.

Sonoma State Pick-up Point & Parking:

Pickup will be at Parking Lot E near the main (south) entrance (both are marked on the map). Lot E is to the RIGHT of where public transit buses pick up/drop off. From East Cotati Ave, enter the campus on Sequoia Way, take the first RIGHT - Lot E will be on your LEFT (circled on the map). Sorry the map isn't more clear. Note: parking at the shopping center across from SSU may be risky as they anticipate students parking there all day which they may not allow.

Parking passes are $5
, good for 24 hours. Use the yellow parking pass machine at the parking lot.

We are THRILLED to have you aboard for the march. We are excited to work with you to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy! Do it for the best reason in the world! Do it for EVERYONE you love!

*Tips for the drivers are appreciated and will be collected per bus by your bus captain. Meeting the bus on time will ensure the maximum fun is had by all. Thank you!

*Questions can be directed to 350sonomacounty@gmail.com .

*Bus captains are Sunny; Tom; and Winston. You'll be assigned a bus captain at pickup spot. Bus riders will ride the same buses to and from Oakland to accommodate orderly head counts. :)

See you Saturday!!!

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