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Monitor Notes: Supporting Housing, SF Estuary Blueprint, Books and Science


Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.


Supporting Housing
Tuesday August 2nd, 11am-12pm

CivicSpark Fellow Lizzy Havey has served for two years in the City of Arvin. Located 15 miles southeast of Bakersfield, Arvin has a population of 21,000. Like many cities in the San Joaquin Valley, Arvin’s economy focuses on agriculture. Housing is a major concern for Arvin residents, who often seek multi-generational affordable housing options.

Lizzy will discuss her work in Arvin including advancing Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) programs and policies, supporting the city’s Housing Element, researching and providing technical assistance on housing and other City projects, conducting stakeholder engagement around housing needs, and creating community engagement events.

Register for the event here.


SF Estuary Blueprint

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership has finalized and approved their 2022 Estuary blueprint for the public. This document outlines the regional actions needed for a healthy, resilient San Francisco Bay. It identifies top actions needed for increased climate resilience, improved water quality for animals and people, healthier habitats and wildlife, and thriving human communities.

Follow this link to learn more about the project, and download the full blueprint here.


Books, Talk, and Science
Wednesday August 3rd, 6pm

Michelle Schuman will be at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto on Wednesday to introduce her new book, The Understory: A Female Environmentalist in the Land of the Midnight Sun. She will be joined by Lauren Weston, Exectuive Director of Acterra for this scientific talk about the ecological importance of what goes on below the canopy of our globe’s forests.

Learn more about the event here.


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