2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM
The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.
Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't want to eat lunch.
Turning the Tide: South Bay Wetlands Restoration
Pat Showalter, a Senior Project Manager with the Santa Clara Valley Water District, represents the District on the Project Management Team of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast. When complete, the project will restore 15,100 acres of industrial salt ponds to a rich mosaic of tidal wetlands and other habitats.
Pat has 30 years of experience in water resources management, including extensive experience in collaborative efforts from work on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan and as director for the San Francisquito Creek Watershed Council. For the last 13 years, Pat has worked at the water district on endangered species protection, flood risk reduction, and imported water supply.
Pat will describe how the restoration program can begin to reverse the negative environmental impact from the loss of an estimated 85 percent of the bay’s historic wetlands to fill or alteration, including the impact on marsh-dependent fish and wildlife, water quality and local flood risks. She will also explain how a thriving wetland ecosystem provides a critical natural buffer against the effects of global climate change and sea level rise.
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