The City of Suisun in partnership with Sustainable Solano will be hosting the city’s inaugural Climate and Environmental Festival from 10 am-3 pm Oct. 9 at the Suisun Harbor Theater. Showcasing environmental projects and organizations from across Suisun City and the region, the event will include opportunities for residents and participants to engage with organizations to help save the environment and foster climate resilience in Suisun City.
Schedule of Events:
10am-3pm Resource and Engagement Fair
11 am Adapting to Rising Tides in Suisun City and across Solano County
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) will share their Adapting to Rising Tide’s (ART) Program work on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation planning in the San Francisco Bay Area. This will include findings from the 2020 ART Bay Area report on sea level rise vulnerability impacts and consequences in the Suisun/Fairfield area, as well as BCDC’s work on regional sea level rise adaptation through Bay Adapt: A Regional Strategy for a Rising Bay.
11:30 am Climate Futures in Suisun City
Kris May from Silvestrum Climate Associates will discuss sea level rise adaptation opportunities and considerations in Suisun City. In collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the 2019 Suisun City Focus Area: Example Application of the Adaptation Planning Process report was created, which provides a hypothetical case study of sea level rise adaptation options in Suisun City.
12 pm Protecting the Marsh: A New Suisun Marsh Protection Plan
BCDC will also provide information about a major project to update the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan, a protection plan aimed at protecting the natural resources of, and public access to, the Suisun Marsh. The Plan, created in the 1970’s is undergoing an update to address a number of changes that have taken place since its creation. We are planning to have many conversations with stakeholders and the public, to gather input and perspectives, as we update the plan. We will present on the status of the update, and our plans for the future.
1 pm Transforming your Yard, Nature based solutions to addressing Climate Change
Anne Freiwald & Lydia Neilsen of Vital Cycles Permaculture will present nature-based solutions to addressing climate change impacts in your yard and community. Learn more about how your lawn and landscape can help make your home and community more resilient to flooding, drought and other climate impacts.
- Participating Partners:
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
- Suisun City Adopt-A-Neighborhood
- Bike Mobile
- Solano Land Trust
- Solano County Resource Conservation District
- Fairfield Suisun Sewer District
- Suisun City, Solano County Library
- MCE Clean Energy
with more to come…
Are you a nonprofit organization interested in free tabling at this event? Contact Jonathan Erwin at email@example.com