BETWEEN THE TIDES: LIVING SHORELINES IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Saturday, October 21 / 2 – 4 PM
$10 suggested donation at the door
Bolinas Community Center / 14 Wharf Road, Bolinas
As we look to the future, how can our past inform the ways in which we adapt to the environmental challenges we face? Throughout the United States and beyond, oyster reefs are being tested as an approach to mitigate the effects of climate change and to restore critical habitat to our waterways. These pilot projects also offer insight into our ecological history. New York harbor was once teaming with oysters and shell mounds were a fixture of San Francisco Bay’s 19th century shoreline. This panel will examine the important role oysters play in the ecology of our bays and the promise they offer for creating resiliency.
Moderated by Alison Sant of the Studio for Urban Projects with panelists Katharyn Boyer, Professor of Biology at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University; Maria Brown, Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary; Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist and Program Director of the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Resilient Landscapes Program; and Terry Sawyer from Hog Island Oyster Co.