Saturday, November 3, 2018
Doors Open: 11:00 AM
Program Starts: 11:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Please join us Saturday, November 3 from 11 am to 1:30 pm at John Franks Park -- Corner of Fairmount and Marnell on the eastside of Santa Cruz -- for a potluck brunch and discussion of Ecosystem Restoration Camp possibilities in our region. Bring your friends, and please do let us know how many are coming.
Our friend, John D. Liu, is leading an international effort to make sense of ecological land stewardship to capture carbon. How can Ecosystem Restoration Camps be imagined in our region? Who are our natural partners? Certainly, the Amah Mutsun Land Trust is a great example and model.
The Monterey Bay Area and lands stretching as far north as Pescadero and east over the Santa Cruz Mountains could be considered our local region. This is the original home of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and I suggest visiting their website before we meet. Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez has made great strides in the last few years for recognition of Amah Mutsun identity and concerns. Many people have joined him including Amah Mutsun youth rediscovering their heritage.
Those of us who "own" or manage property in this region sometimes sit in humility regarding the laws and private property declarations of the last 200 years. The urbanization and paving over of some parts of these lands along with questionable factory farming practices will be reorganized to address climate chaos or our home planet and this region become unlivable to the human species. Lynn Twist, quoting Paul Hawken, says: "Global warming is perfect feedback for a species that's lost its way."
So now that we've got the message, let's get together and do something about it en masse.
RSVP por favor and feel free to bring lots of friends.