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Good Evening relatives,

Idle No More SF Bay, a group of Native Americans and our allies, has been organizing the Refinery Healing Walks to bring awareness to the five oil refineries along the Northeast San Francisco Bay since 2014. The walk on May 15th is the second of the year and will begin in Martinez (Shell & Tesoro oil refineries) and end in Benicia (Valero refinery) ending at the 9th Street Pier.

Mark your calendars for the last three walks: SATURDAY May 20th- Martinez to Benicia (Shell and Tesoro – Valero Refinery) SUNDAY June 11th- Benicia to Rodeo (Valero – Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery) SUNDAY July 16th Rodeo to Richmond (Conoco Phillips 66 – Chevron Refinery)2017 is the final year of the committment Idle No More SF Bay made in 2014.

Cannot attend but would still like to support? We are all very grateful for any assistance you would like to offer.  We send you much gratitude and join our prayers with yours for a beautiful future for all of our children. https://www.gofundme.com/2017healingwalks


We will begin near the Pittsburg Marina at 3 Marina Blvd in the City of Pittsburg, California

8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration

9:30 a.m. Walk Begins

There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk – please see the details of the route below.

The walk will end at Martinez Shoreline Park, end of Ferry Street in the City of Martinez, California

Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 a.m.  We will walk to the shore and make our prayers.  Feel free to bring a small bottle of water from your area to join the waters in the Carquinez Straights  (where the Delta meets the Bay) in Pittsburg.

Registration for the walk will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Walkers will be asked to agree to the Nonviolent Principles.  For details on what to bring/not bring, please go to “What To Expect” in the tabs above at http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/what-to-expect.html

This walk is approximately 13.5 miles from beginning to end.  There will be support vehicles available for people who wish to take breaks during the walk.  Medics will also be available.   Water will be provided – please bring your reusable water bottle.

Joining us for the first Refinery Healing Walk of 2017? We encourage walkers to take BART to the North Concord Station if possible! We are happy to transport folks arriving on BART to our starting point for the Water Ceremony – and we promise to get you back to the Martinez/North Concord Station at the end of the Healing Walk. If you know you will need to leave before the end of the walk, please arrange your own ride. To ensure we have enough vehicles on standby, please do these two things:

1) RSVP ASAP for BART pick-up at refineryhealingwalks@gmail.com and include your first names and a contact phone number.

2) On April 8th, arrive by the 7:32 AM train at the latest.  There will be no BART pick-ups after 7:32 AM.

A bus (called Iguana!) will take walkers over a 2 mile part of the walk on the freeway between Pittsburg and Martinez.  There was no other route available for walkers other than a route that would have added many miles to the walk.


Please RSVP on Facebook: I/We are coming!

A map of the entire walk will be available on this page soon.  

See you there,

Idle No More SF Bay