Oct. 6, 2022
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Community Forum to Gather Suisun City Residents’ Ideas on Climate Resilience

Suisun City residents are invited to a community forum on climate resilience to hear about the environmental challenges the city faces, specifically from flooding, and offer their voices and ideas to guide how the city responds to these vulnerabilities.

The Suisun City Climate Resilience Community Forum will be from 11 am-2 pm Oct. 22 at the Joseph Nelson Community Center. The day will start with a panel of speakers, including Mayor Pro Tem Alma Hernandez; John Durand with the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, who has been doing research on Suisun Marsh; Jacyln Mandoske of Bay Conservation and Development Commission; and Emily Corwin of the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District. Speakers will talk about the BCDC’s Adapting to Rising Tides report, the insights from the Community Resilience Building report from this summer, and ongoing resilience projects in the city.

Registration is required, with lunch provided for the first 30 participants who register.

After lunch, Suisun community members will be invited to engage with the panelists and discuss their thoughts on flooding risks and climate resilience, biggest worries and concerns, and how neighbors and city leaders can work together toward solutions.

The Forum is offered in partnership between the city and Sustainable Solano, which has looked at climate challenges in Suisun City through its Resilient Neighborhoods program, including monthly Flood Walks to inform residents about community flood risks. Suisun City faces threats in the years ahead from a variety of climate-related issues, most notably flood risk from sea level rise and more severe storms. During the summer, Sustainable Solano, city leaders and a core group of community members held a Community Resilience Building Workshop under the guidance of The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy created the summary report that will be discussed as part of the Oct. 22 Forum.

Suisun City residents are encouraged to read through the report and join the Forum to offer feedback and guidance to city and community leaders. Community members can also offer input through a simple feedback form that will be shared with city leaders.

After the Forum, Suisun City residents are invited to attend the city’s Environment and Climate Advisory Committee meetings on the third Wednesday of each month to stay on top of flood mitigation efforts.

About Sustainable Solano

Sustainable Solano is a countywide nonprofit organization that is dedicated to “Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole.” The organization, now in its second decade, brings together programs that support and sustain one another and the Solano County community. Initiatives include sustainable landscaping, local food, resilient neighborhoods, youth leadership, sustaining conversations and community gardens.

For more information, visit sustainablesolano.org 

Sustainable Solano’s Resilient Neighborhoods program is funded through the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation Foundation.

Learn more here: https://sustainablesolano.org/project/suisun-city-resilient-neighborhoods/

Quick Facts:

Relevant links:

Suisun City Climate Resilience Community Forum: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suisun-city-climate-resilience-community-forum-tickets-427372050307

Suisun City Community Resilience Building Summary Report: https://tnc.app.box.com/s/wg7eby3hcn01ngvyon42rirm1srotw0d

Environment and Climate Advisory Committee: https://www.suisun.com/government/citizen-governance/environment-climate-committee/

Upcoming Flood Walks: Oct. 15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1015-suisun-city-marina-flood-walk-tickets-431357029487

Feedback Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BZQHSGW