Jan 15, 2018
On Martin Luther King day, 170 volunteers came out to help plant oaks and other native landscaping at the St. Francis Assisi church in East Palo Alto. With guidance from SFEI, and funded through the Healthy Watersheds, Resilient Baylands project, the planting highlights the partnership between SFEI and the non-profit urban forestry group Canopy, based in Palo Alto. The project will serve as a demonstration of how biodiversity and resilience can be enhanced in urban areas through Re-oaking and other ecologically-focused interventions.
Programs and Focus Areas:
Resilient Landscapes Program
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Healthy Watersheds Resilient Baylands (Project)
Photo Credits: Micha Salomon (L), Dee Shea Himes (R)
Through the Healthy Watersheds Resilient Baylands project, SFEI and sixteen partner organizations is developing multi-benefit tools to enhance climate change resilience in San Francisco Bay. Healthy Watersheds Resilient Baylands has three major components: Making Nature’s City: a Science-based Framework for Building Urban Biodiversity, Tidal Wetlands Restoration and Implementation Projects.
Resilient Silicon Valley (Project)
Drawing on resilience science, regional data, and local expertise, we will develop the vision and tools that will allow stakeholders in the region ensure that local actions contribute toward the creation of a high-functioning and resilient Silicon Valley ecosystem.