About this event
Our new collaboration, Sunset Nature Advocacy Partnership (SNAP) kicks off on Saturday, October 30th at in Garden for the Environment’s north outdoor classroom. We’re excited to showcase our new partnership and create more climate resiliency in the Sunset!
The event will combine a panel discussion on San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan, plus hand’s-on activities and demonstrations of climate actions we can take here in the city.
After this event, SNAP will continue to engage with our communities and highlight nature-based solutions to climate change, through stimulating educational panels, fun and informative guided walks & hikes, and hands-on experiences — all outdoors. The partnership will build upon each others’ strengths and highlight how each organization’s work supports climate-resilient strategies, as set forth in San Francisco’s updated Climate Action Plan.
Many thanks to SHARP for the generous funding provided to make this collaboration possible!
- 2:00-4:00pm: Drop in anytime!
- 2:00 – 3:00pm: San Francisco’s Climate Action Panel with guests: Peter Brastow, and representatives from Garden for the Environment, Sutro Stewards, and Nature in the City
- 3:00 – 4:00pm: Take a deeper dive with SNAP and enjoy hands-on activities, and educational discussions with smaller groups about the climate actions we can take right here in San Francisco.
Guests and Speakers:
Peter Brastow is the Senior Biodiversity Specialist, Yerba Buena & Treasure Island Restoration Ecologist, and Urban Forestry Council Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of Environment. He is also the founder of Nature in the City. In his current role with SF Environment, he has helped codify the San Francisco Biodiversity Program & Policy and make Healthy Ecosystems an important part of the updated Climate Action Plan, which will be finalized later this year. Visit: San Francisco Environment’s website to learn more about the Biodiversity Program and Policy, the Climate Action Plan and strategic actions.
Alyssa Pun is Nature in the City’s Stewardship Coordinator and helps to organize and support stewardship programs and habitat sites. Alyssa deeply values the intersection of humans and the environment and treasures the pockets of life that persist and support wildlife throughout the city. Since 2011, Alyssa feels lucky to have worked on habitat restoration & conservation projects all over the west coast; from the rivers and forests of Washington & Oregon, to the grasslands and dunes of Northern California. Since being back in the Bay Area, she has spent several years collecting and growing native seed, leading volunteer & educational programs, learning about local plant uses, and practicing her bird ID. Visit: natureinthecity.org/nature-team
Ildiko Polony is the Executive Director of Sutro Stewards and founder of Wildfires to Wildflowers. She also holds a seat on San Francisco’s Urban Forestry Council and contributes her writing to Bay Nature Magazine. As a lifelong environmentalist, she is committed to native plant restoration and advocacy for action on climate change. Visit: sutrostewards.org
Trina Lopez is Adult Public Programs Manager at GFE. She manages adult workshop programs and is the mastermind behind GFE’s Get Up! program, developing curriculum and teaching to help urban agriculture leaders hone their skills through a three-month hands-on certification that covers the basics of organic gardening and compost education. Visit: gardenfortheenvironment.org
Amber Hasselbring is the Executive Director of Nature in the City. As an artist, naturalist, educator, and native-habitats gardener, she helps shepherd pioneering projects that restore ecosystems to health. Amber makes topics like the insect apocalypse and nature-based solutions to climate change come to life by empowering the general public with tools they can use to restore biodiversity and improve their connection with nature. Visit: natureinthecity.org
The event will take place in the North Classroom at Garden for the Environment.
Your safety in this uncertain, continued COVID19 time is of paramount concern. All attendees must wear face masks at all times while attending this program. Speakers will not be wearing masks while presenting.
Muni service to the site includes the 36, 43, 44, 52 and 66 busses.