Like many coastal communities, Pacifica has been grappling with the uneasy conversation centered around coastal erosion, storm surges, sea level rise, and how to a create resilient community for future generations.
Through a County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability grant, a social practice engagement project conducted in 2020 and 2021, made space for constructive and collective creative engagement centered on weaving the community together. A culminating event for this project will take place on Sunday, November 7, with a guided walk along the Pacifica coast. The walk will have two phases – attend one or both: Manor District: 10am – 11:30am West Sharp Park: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Along the way… * Read and hear the neologisms (new words) created by the community to express their thoughts, concerns and hopes. * Learn about the history of the dramatic Pacifica coastline. * Hear speakers sharing their personal experiences, including Jane Tollini, Pacifica resident whose home was removed from the Manor bluffs edge in 1998 as the bluff eroded under it; Alejandra Warren from Plastic Free Future sharing about the impact of single use plastics made from fossil fuels; and more. * Add your voice through The Climate Ribbon and conversation.
What do you see for Pacifica’s future? What changes will need to be made for future generations? Why do we need these conversations now? When should be we planning for changes to take place? What is the impact to the natural coastline and its inhabitants – human, aquatic creatures, shorebirds and more?