ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS SPEAKER SERIES -MARCH 2016

photo of David Lewis

David Lewis, executive director of Save the Bay, one of the Bay Area’s most prominent grassroots environmental groups, will give an overview of their ongoing work on Monday March 14 at 7:30 pm at 1174 Euclid Ave, Berkeley.

Save the Bay is largest regional organization working to protect the San Francisco Bay from over-development and pollution since its inception in 1961. Lewis will share information regarding the June 2016 ballot measure that would raise $500 million over 20 years to fund Bay restoration projects. If passed, funding from the “Clean and Healthy Bay Ballot Measure” would support wetlands restoration projects reducing pollution to Bay waters, develop more wildlife habitat, expand trails and recreation opportunities along Bay shorelines, and protect shoreline communities from flooding.
Save the Bay’s recent work also includes a scientific report released in 2015 that addresses how the Bay Area’s ecosystems should be managed with the threat of climate change. Through the Oro Loma Horizontal Levee, Save the Bay is creating new habitat that could model how the region will adapt to rising sea levels.

Environmental Concerns Speaker Series, Second Mondays September to May 7:30-9 pm
Meets at 1174 Euclid Avenue (at Crystal Way, just north of Eunice) in north Berkeley. The house is set back from the street. Go through the gate on the path from the street. It is the home of Jeanette Zerneke and Mark Nyman.

Team Leaders: Carol Stone 510-549-0959 and Gail Schickele gail.schickele@gmail.com

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