Upcoming Community Education Events
Part II - Water: Bay Area Sea-Level Rise and Nature-based Adaptation
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dr. Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Registration for this event will open on February 5, 2020
Sea levels are rising globally due to climate change, and as a peninsula, Marin is exceptionally vulnerable to sea level rise. We are already facing the need to adapt with many locations in Marin already flooding during King tides. Governments around the Bay Area have conducted vulnerability assessments and are currently planning and implementing adaptation strategies and action. Options for adaptation to sea level rise include technological solutions such as building dikes and sea walls, and, nature-based living shoreline approaches such as horizontal levees, wetland restoration, and oyster bed regeneration.
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Part III - Earth: The Role of Healthy Agricultural Soil in Climate Resilience
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Information on speakers coming soon
Registration for this event will open on March 23, 2020
This program will address the important role that soil plays in the era of climate change. Soil is the foundation of agricultural productivity, but conventional agricultural practices have focused on low cost and high yields at the expense of soil health. This has resulted in a myriad of problems, from reduced nutrient density to soil erosion, to billions of tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Healthy soils reduce soil erosion; dust; and the use of chemical inputs, all the while increasing the quality of food produced, biodiversity, and wildlife habitat. Healthy soils also sequester carbon and improve:
It is imperative that California focus on agricultural practices that improve soil health and build more climate resilience. Our long-term food security and environmental health depend on it.