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From Wasteland to Wetland: Two Urban Restoration Success Stories

Date:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Juliana Gonzalez
Email:
Phone:
(510) 665-3597
Address:
The Watershed Project
Location Details:
Point Richmond Community Center
139 Washington Ave, Richmond

Industrial uses have for decades dominated the shoreline and kept out local residents. Two success stories in the Bay Area show how grassroots-led restoration can change that.

National Park Service staff will speak about Crissy Field, a restoration project in San Francisco that engaged community members in creating a world-class waterfront park from a 100-acre formerly contaminated military ground, raising over $34 million in private funds. Following the presentation on Crissy Field, Literacy for Environmental Justice will share stories from Heron's Head Park, a thriving 24-acre marsh built on a former landfill. Youth and community members maintain this project annually. Q&A session to follow.

Refreshment will be provided. For more information, contact Juliana Gonzalez at (510) 665-3597 or email juliana [at] thewatershedproject.org
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 9:46AM
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