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Fall Equinox

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Wishtoyo is hosting a community Fall Equinox event on Saturday, September 22nd. We are kicking off the fall season by coming together to #breakfreefromplastic! We're hosting a beach cleanup and brand audit at Wishtoyo Chumash Village and nearby Nicholas Canyon Beach and Creek. We'll then gather for a potluck dinner before holding a sunset Fall Equinox ceremony and memorial tribute for our dear friend, Bonnie Reiss.

At the request of her very close friend and colleague, Terry Tamminen (Wishtoyo co-founder), there will be a commemorative honoring of Bonnie Reiss (open to the public). Bonnie was a lifelong public servant and advocate, fighting for environmental protections and education as senior advisor to Gov. Schwarzenegger and as CA's Education Secretary. Join us in honoring her life and service during the ceremony.

Please join us for any and all of this event.

  • 12:00PM - Meet at Wishtoyo Chumash Village for a beach & stream cleanup and brand audit

  • 3:00PM - Community gathering (please bring food for yourself, your family, or a dish to share!)

  • 4:00PM - Fall Equinox Sunset Ceremony and Bonnie Reiss Memorial

We're partnering with Break Free From Plastic to not only clean our beaches, but to hold plastic manufacturers and polluters accountable through collecting data on brands found on our beaches. You can read more on our press release here:

This event is free and open to all ages. This is a family event so please refrain from bringing alcohol, drugs, or pets onto the premises. No videography allowed. No photography inside of the sil'i'yik (ceremonial circle) or during ceremony. Offerings and tobacco accepted.


  • If participating in the brand audit beach clean up, please wear close-toed shoes, bring buckets and reusable gloves, water, sun protection, all participants must sign waiver (18U needs parent/guardian signature).

  • Please bring a potluck dish to share, and reusable plates and utensils strongly suggested.

  • Offerings (tobacco, etc.)

  • Dress in layers as it gets cold at night

Free parking on Pacific Coast Highway (do NOT attempt to walk across PCH). Walk in at the yellow gate across from the Malibu Riding Club sign. For elders and handicap accessible parking, please contact



Earlier Event: September 15
Mugu RockCoastal Cleanup Day 2018
Later Event: November 4
21st Annual Benefit Celebration