Ocean Restoration Talk Set for Sunday

Courtesy photo    Kelp provides habitat for many ocean species. Oyster, mussels, scallops and clams all thrive in a natural kelp forest. As a result, shellfish farmers have increasingly been turning to kelp to create ideal conditions to grow food.

Locals can learn about methods of restoring ocean health from sustainability expert Damian Mason at a free event this Sunday, May 27. The talk will take place at Blue Endeavors at South Shore Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Mason will discuss on ocean regeneration, marine permaculture and sustainable kelp Farms. 

Mason has been helping Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) with its new Climate Action Plan (CAP); which looks to include biological carbon sequestration strategies for Alameda’s soils and parks and San Francisco Bay.

Mason is also a member of Alameda’s Green Team that meets monthly at City Hall that has been looking at climate solutions like regenerative agriculture, marine permaculture, silvopasture and other solutions to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. 

“Copenhagen, Denmark, has set the lofty goal of net-zero carbon footprint by 2025,” said Mason. “I’m hopeful that Alameda will set a similarly ambitious goal in our new CAP.”

Local residents can learn plenty more from Mason at his talk this Sunday. Mason consults and educates on sustainable regenerative permaculture design.

Blue Endeavors is located at 2219-A South Shore Center No. 215. For more information, email 
carolyn.mason1@gmail.com.