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In case you missed the May 2015 CSA Newsletter…

Our May newsletter went out at the end of the month. Here’s a preview with a link to it… If you want to receive it in the future, subscribe here! The next newsletter is slated for September, just before our annual conference, which is scheduled for Oct 24-25. Click on the image below to read the whole newsletter:

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“Berkeley Saves the Bay” Chuck Wollenberg at the Berkeley Public Library, June 20, 27. 2-3:30

2015 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, which for a half century has successfully protected and preserved San Francisco Bay.  The legislation establishing BCDC was accomplished by the grassroots Save the Bay Movement, launched in 1961 by three extraordinary Berkeley women.  The Berkeley Public Library commemorates these events with two talks by Berkeley City College historian Chuck Wollenberg, discussing Berkeley’s role in the emergence and accomplishments of the Save the Bay Movement and the city’s larger influence on the Bay Area’s environmental consciousness.  The sessions will be in the Berkeley History Room of the main library from 2-3:30, Saturdays June 20 and June 27.  Free admission.