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|From Wasteland to Wetland: Two Urban Restoration Success Stories|
|Date||Thursday February 19|
|Time||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
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Point Richmond Community Center
139 Washington Ave, Richmond
|juliana [at] thewatershedproject.org|
|Address||The Watershed Project|
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