Launch of the SNAP collaboration –
Our new collaboration, Sunset Nature Advocacy Partnership (SNAP) begins Saturday, October 30 in the North Outdoor Classroom of Garden for the Environment. We are excited to introduce our new partnership and create more climate resilience at sunset!
The event will combine a roundtable discussion on the San Francisco Climate Action Plan, as well as hands-on activities and demonstrations of climate actions that we can undertake 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 signs, fun and informative guided walks and hikes, and hands-on experiences, all in the open air. The partnership will build on each other’s strengths and highlight how each organization’s work supports climate change resilience strategies, as outlined in the updated San Francisco climate action plan.
A big thank you to SHARP for the generous funding provided to make this collaboration possible!
- 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m .: Drop off anytime!
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m .: The San Francisco Climate Action Panel with guests: Peter Brastow and representatives from Garden for the Environment, Sutro Stewards and Nature in the City
- 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m .: Dive deeper with SNAP and enjoy hands-on activities and educational discussions with smaller groups on 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 the Environment. He is also the founder of Nature in the City. In his current role with SF Environment, he has helped codify San Francisco’s biodiversity agenda and 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 website to learn more about Biodiversity program and policy, the Climate action plan and strategic actions.
Alyssa Word Game is Nature in the City’s Stewardship Coordinator and helps organize and support stewardship programs and habitat sites. Alyssa deeply values the intersection of humans and the environment and cherishes the pockets of life that persist and support wildlife throughout the city. Since 2011, Alyssa has felt fortunate to have worked on habitat restoration and conservation projects all over the West Coast; from the rivers and forests of Washington and Oregon to the prairies and dunes of northern California. Since returning to the Bay Area, she has spent several years collecting and cultivating native seeds, leading volunteer and educational programs, learning about the uses of local plants, and practicing her identification of local plants. birds. Visit: natureinthecity.org/nature-team
Ildiko Polony is the Executive Director of Sutro Stewards and Founder of Wildfires to Wildflowers. She also sits on the San Francisco Urban Forestry Council and contributes writing to Bay Nature Magazine. As a longtime conservationist, she is engaged in the restoration of native plants and advocacy for action against climate change. Visit: sutrostewards.org
Trina Lopez is responsible for public adult programs at GFE. She runs the adult workshop programs and is the mastermind behind Get Up! program, developing a curriculum and education 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 CEO of Nature in the City. As an artist, naturalist, educator, and native habitat gardener, she helps lead pioneering projects that restore healthy ecosystems. Amber brings topics like the insect apocalypse and natural solutions to climate change to life by giving the general public 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 and continuing time of COVID19 is of paramount concern. All participants must wear face masks at all times while participating in this program. Speakers will not wear masks during the presentation.
Municipal service to the site includes buses 36, 43, 44, 52 and 66.