The mouths of East Bay creek watersheds where they meet the SF Bay are fascinating places full of human and natural history. In this case, Strawberry Creek can tell us stories about pre-historical landscapes and the flora and fauna that inhabited them; the native peoples living in this area, their lives along this creek and their current plight related to retain ancestral lands; dump landfills and restorations of the diminished ecosystems. It will be a wild ride!
Join us to talk to experts:
- Corinna Gould – the Lisjan Ohlone co-founder of the Segora Te Land Trust
- David Helvarg, well-known author and founder of Blue Frontier
- Susan Schwartz – Director of Friends of Five Ceeeks and long-time creek restorationist
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) is the tribal spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone. Born and raised in her ancestral homeland, the Ohlone territory of Huchiun, she is the mother of three and grandmother of four. Corrina has worked on preserving and protecting the ancient burial sites of her ancestors throughout the Bay Area for decades. She is a Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.
David Helvarg is Executive Director of Blue Frontier and the author of six books: Blue Frontier, The War Against the Greens, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors, Saved by the Sea and The Golden Shore. He is organizer of ‘Blue Vision’ Summits for ocean activists, Peter Benchley Ocean Awards (with Wendy Benchley), and chaired the first global March for the Ocean in 2018.
Susan Schwartz is a former journalist and teacher of scientific writing, and author of several books on (Washington State) natural history. She lives next to Codornices Creek in Berkeley and has been co-head and later head of all-volunteer Friends of Five Creeks for more than 20 years, as the group revitalized urban natural areas from Bay to hills. Susan will focus on history since settlement including F5C’s work; pollution including trash and diesel and oil spills, and present and likely future ecology.