Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 17, 2021

Zoom Presentation: Local Wetland Restoration in the Bay Area 2/18/21

Golden Gate Audubon’s Online Speaker Series
This month’s feature: A Rainforest At Our Feet: Local Wetland Restoration in the Bay Area
with John Zentner

In this talk, acclaimed plant ecologist John Zentner will discuss how wetland health impacts the health of birds and wildlife. John will guide participants through understanding different types of local wetlands, from marshes, vernal pools, riparian wetlands, and more. He will then outline methods of wetland conservation and how these projects are crucial to maintaining holistic and healthy ecosystems that sustain all life.

When: This Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7 pm PST

How To Sign In: Our free Speaker Series webinar is available on a first come, first serve basis with capacity for up to 500 participants. We currently do not have the capacity to register or sign up participants before the event. Please make sure to download the Zoom app before the Speaker Series begins. You will need a passcode to sign into the event. Links and passcode are provided below.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join.

Passcode: 957389

Click read more to learn how to join by phone and for more background on speaker

Or join by phone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or
+1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866

Webinar ID: 996 4960 2114
Passcode: 957389

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About Our Speaker: John is a plant ecologist specializing in landscape restoration. He has an undergraduate degree from UCSB, and graduate degrees/certifications from U of O and the University of Oslo. John has been the wetland specialist for the California Coastal Commission, the program manager for the Coastal Conservancy’s enhancement program, the chair of the SF Bay Habitat Joint Venture’s Implementation Committee, and is currently the chair of the Arundo Removal and Restoration Team (ARRT) at the Walnut Creek Watershed Council. Over the past thirty years, he has restored vernal pool complexes, riparian systems, perennial and seasonal marshes and native grasslands. Presently, John is focused on working with community groups of local restoration projects, especially small creeks, and researching landscape restoration, especially the undiscovered historic links.


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