This effort, led by UC Berkeley, is designed for all Californians to participate in the fight against Sudden Oak Death, the destructive and exotic disease that is decimating oaks throughout the state. This year, surveying for Sudden Oak Death is a must. Exceptionally high rainfall levels have probably lead to a significant expansion of the disease. Citizen scientists, trainings will last one hour, samples will be collected after the training, and all collection materials will be provided. Find your local SOD BioBlitz below:
- May 12th: 6 pm, Atascadero Library Martin Polin Room, 6555 Capistrano Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422. Contact: Lauren Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 13th: 10 am, Karuk Department of Natural Resources (DNR), 39051 HWY 96 Orleans, CA 95556. Contact: Heather Rickard, hrickard@karuk.
- June 3rd: 9 am, SONOMA (3 locations. Venues TBD). Contact: Kerry Wininger, email@example.com, 10 am Mendocino, Venue TBD. Contact Mario Abreu, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 28 - 29: People of the Global Majority in the Outdoors, Nature and the Environment (PGM ONE) Summit
- The PGM ONE is a 2-day summit for outdoor and environmental professionals of color to connect, learn, celebrate, and heal with one another. Hurry, early bird ticket prices end May 15!
When and where: The summit begins at 8:00 am on June 28 and ends at 4:00 pm on June 29. It will be held in the David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA. Learn more and register.