Thriving Communities: Funding for Local Parks & Urban Greening

Thriving Communities: Funding for Local Parks & Urban Greening

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

You are invited to attend Building Thriving Communities: Funding for Local Parks & Urban Greening, on  Tuesday, December 9th,co-sponsored bythe Bay Area Open Space Council and the California Council of Land Trusts.
The workshop will include a session entitled "Environment, Race and PrivilegeLiving in Relationship" followedbypresentations on new funding opportunities for local parks and urban greening. Please see the attached agenda for more details.
The location for this workshop is still being finalized, but it will be in either San Francisco or Oakland and will be transit accessible. A follow-up email will be sent when the location is set.
A fee of $25 is necessary to cover the cost of refreshments, lunches and handouts. Checks should be made payable to Bay Area Open Space Council and either brought the day of the meeting or mailed to the address below:
Danny Margolis
Greenbelt Alliance
631 Howard Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Please contact Elizabeth Adam by Today, Friday December 5th at to RSVP.
(BPFP apologizes for the short notice)

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Bettina Ring, Executive Director, Bay Area Open Space Council Chuck Mills, Associate Director, California Council of Land Trusts

10:10 a.m. Environment, Race, Privilege…Living in Relationship Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees, Artist Carolyn Finney, Geographer

As an artist and geographer respectively, Kaylynn and Carolyn have extensively explored relationships shaped by perception, identity and landscape. Their combined research, artwork, presentations, writing and group facilitations reflect a unique cartography of experience that we wish to expand into broader circles of collaboration.

11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. A New Era of Local Conservation
Assembly Member Anna Caballero

1:00 p.m. Partnerships and Opportunities for Greening the Bay Area
Amy Hutzel, Bay Area Program Manager, State Coastal

1:20 p.m. Housing-Related Parks Program – HCD (invited)

1:50 p.m. Strategic Growth Council
Marie Liu, Consultant for Senate Natural Resources
2:20 p.m. Statewide Park Development and Community
Revitalization Act of 2008 – DPR (invited)

2:50 p.m. Q& A and Next Steps

Chuck Mills

3:20 p.m. Wrap-up

Bettina Ring

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