In June, voters in nine counties voted by more than 70 percent to establish a regional parcel tax to fund tidal marsh restoration in San Francisco Bay. Over the next 20 years, this tax will provide $500 million to accelerate re-establishment of wetlands that benefit endangered species, and improve flood protection for shoreline communities. More than a decade of preparation and advocacy produced and passed this unprecedented ballot measure with broad support, to boost the nation’s largest urban climate adaptation and natural resilience project.
About the Speaker: For 18 years, David has led Save The Bay, the San Francisco Bay’s largest regional organization working to make the Bay cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. David has led campaigns to win legal protections for the Bay, accelerate thousands of acres of wetland restoration, and prevent filling of the Bay. A San Francisco Bay Area native, David previously worked in the U.S. Senate and on international nuclear arms control issues in Washington, DC. Save The Bay is the largest organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay since 1961. With more than 60,000 members and supporters throughout the region, Save The Bay has a long record of accomplishments to make the Bay healthier for people and wildlife.
The event will be held in McGowan 102
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- Graduate School of International Policy and Management