When: Sun., July 8, 5-6 p.m. 2018
Local science writer Sharon Levy has penned The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife (Oxford University Press), which centers around the story of how citizens in 1970s Arcata fought for an alternative way to treat sewage that has inspired treatment wetlands worldwide. Sharon will be signing copies of her book starting at 5:30 p.m. Those wishing to purchase a book must bring cash (no bills higher than $20) or a check; no credit cards can be accepted. At 6 p.m., Sharon will give a Powerpoint presentation, followed by commentary from panelists (Wes Chesbro, John Corbett, David Couch, Dan Hauser, Frank Klopp, Bob Rasmussen, Alex Stillman) who were involved in the political and scientific process that resulted in the creation of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. The following day (Saturday, June 9), Sharon will collaborate with special guests on a 2-hour Marsh tour starting at 2 p.m. That free public walk departs from the Interpretive Center, located at 569 South G Street. For more information, contact [email protected].