When: Fri., June 15, 7-9 p.m. 2018
The author talks about her book The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands and Wildlife. The marsh in the city of Arcata teems with life: river otters, frogs, ducks, falcons—and feces. This idyllic habitat was built to filter sewage. Powered by sun and wind, Arcata’s pioneering project has inspired treatment wetlands worldwide, from Arizona to Saipan. In The Marsh Builders, Sharon Levy delves into the global roots of the citizen uprising that built Arcata’s marsh, as well as its lessons for modern activists.