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The Climate Crisis and Our Parks and Open Spaces
April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Earth Day 2022 is Friday, April 22. In recognition, we invite you to join The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s Live! From the Library series as we host a panel discussion examining the climate crisis, its impacts on our open spaces, and how our local parks and land conservation efforts offer important tools in addressing the crisis. Joining the discussion will be experts from Save Mount Diablo, California State Parks, and East Bay Regional Park District.
Moderated by Ted Clement, Executive Director of Save Mount Diablo, the panel will include Sean Burke, Save Mount Diablo Land Programs Director, Ashley Grenier, a Supervising Naturalist for East Bay Regional Park District, Cameron Morrison, Mount Diablo State Park Supervising Ranger and Aileen Theile, East Bay Regional Park District Fire Chief.
While our open spaces have been experiencing more fires and drought in the last several years, land conservation offers multiple benefits for the climate and solutions to the crisis. For example, conserved land not only helps absorb greenhouse gases, it also prevents significant greenhouse gas emissions that would result from wide-spread development—including deforestation, construction, and additional vehicular traffic required by poorly planned growth.
Masks will continue to be required for all attendees ages two and older regardless of vaccination status (when not eating or drinking) in the Oak View Room. The WCLF will require proof of vaccination for attendees, ages 12 and older. Adults are required to show proof of vaccination along with their photo ID; children ages 12 and older must show proof of vaccination but are not required to provide an ID. We are taking a measured approach to ensure we’re making the right choices for our community, while balancing the desire to return to normalcy. Thank you for helping us protect each other and our community!
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation (WCLF) raises funds to support Walnut Creek libraries and enrich the community via free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs. Previous Live! From the Library programs are available for viewing online. Program sponsors are East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and Minuteman Press Lafayette.