Mapping Our Bioregion
with Judy Goldhaft, co-founder of Planet Drum Foundation
Sunday, March 8, 12:00-2:00PM
Rotary Nature Center, 600 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Free, please RSVP to info@WildOakland.org
Join us as Judy Goldhaft guides us in creating a two-dimensional interpretation of the environment around Lake Merritt! We’ll map key areas such as restoration sites, open space areas, creeks, sources of pollution, and more!
Bring maps, paper and drawing supplies if you have them, but we’ll also have some to share. Also, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water!
Founded in 1973, Planet Drum Foundation uses a grassroots approach to ecology that focuses on community self-determination, sustainability, and regional self-reliance. PDF coined the term “bioregion” and defined the philosophy of “bioregionalism” to emphasize the relationship between humans and the areas they live within.
What’s a bioregion?
A bioregion is “a distinct area with coherent and interconnected plant and animal communities, and natural systems, often defined by a watershed. A bioregion is a whole ‘life-place’ with unique requirements for human inhabitation so that it will not be disrupted and injured” (Planet Drum Foundation).