C&NN's Avery Cleary and Rue Mapp to speak at Bay Area Open Space Council

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C&NN's Avery Cleary and Rue Mapp to speak at Bay Area Open Space Council

Time: January 19, 2012 from 10am to 1pm
Location: David Brower Center
Street: 2150 Allston Way
City/Town: Berkeley, CA
Website or Map: http://2012januarygathering.e…
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Suz Lipman
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2012

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Who cares?  And Why Should They?  A conversation about land and people.
The Bay Area is home to 7 million people.  We speak many languages, celebrate different holidays, work in different jobs and professions, play and relax in so many ways, and serve an amazing array of different foods to our families.  Across all those differences are some key commonalities including that we all value clean water, clean air, and healthy food.  Land conservation provides those.
Also making a home in this region are thousands of farmers, local food activists, outdoor education programs, social and environmental justice organizations, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.  In their own ways they are connecting people to the land.  And without land, these passions and causes would look very different.  
How do all of these pieces fit together?  How is land conservation relevant to our communities? What can we all do to strengthen that connection?  Join us for a conversation on Thursday, January 19 from 10am-1pm at the Brower Center in Berkeley.  Our panel will include:
Ron Brown, Executive Director, Save Mount Diablo
Avery Clearly, Director of Grassroots Outreach and Engagement, Children & Nature Network
Sam Hodder, California State Director, Trust for Public Land
Jared Lawson, Executive Director, Pie Ranch
Rue Mapp, Founder, Outdoor Afro and Program Officer, Foundation for Youth Investment
Paul Ringgold, Vice President of Stewardship, Peninsula Open Space Trust
Lunch will be served and there will be plenty of time for seeing friends, making connections and building partnerships.

Our Gatherings can sell out… register early to secure your spot!

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