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Rising Seas, Resilience, and Retreat with Acclaimed Author Elizabeth Rush

September 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

| $20 – $25

Seas are rising quickly and we must Act Now to protect our communities and ensure our environment is able to strategically adapt to changing shorelines.

This event covers both the science and the emotional experience of what it means “to lose a world in slow motion.” Elizabeth Rush, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist book “Rising:Dispatches from the New American Shore” reports from affected communities while Christina Toms and Bob Battalio contribute their expertise in nature-based adaptation strategies that build capacity for communities to become more resilient.

We can’t stop the sea from rising but we can take action to protect our communities and adapt to changing conditions.

Register now to learn what you can do to make a difference.

Strategies for Resilience

Advocate for equitable environmental policies that help people living in flood-prone areas relocate to get of of harm’s way.
Support the complete restoration of historic wetland systems to slow wave action during a storm surge.
Educate and advocate for collaborative nature-based solutions to build community resilience.
Restore tidal marshes to protect and enable wildlife habitat to move up to safety.
Speakers | Bios
Elizabeth Rush
Author of “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” – photo by Stephanie Alvarez Ewens
Christina Toms
Senior Environmental Scientist, SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Robert (Bob) Battalio
Vice President, Environmental Science Associates

This is the second class of the Forum 2020 series. Sign up for this one class or the series. The choice is yours. For more information visit


September 22, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$20 – $25
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