This event is hosted online by Creative Mornings Oakland: Join East Bay Yesterday host Liam O’Donoghue for a conversation with Wild Oyster Project’s Casey Harper about the history (and future) of Bay Area bivalves. Oysters were a key food source from the Ohlone era all the way up through the Gold Rush, but development and pollution nearly wiped out the delicious mollusks by the early 20th century. Current efforts to repopulate the bay with Ostrea lurida could help to mitigate the impacts of sea-level rise, among many benefits, but face challenges including invasive predators and ocean acidification. Tune in to hear the whole surprising saga and participate in the Q&A.
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Casey Harper is the Wild Oyster Project’s Deputy Directorand a life-long lover of all things outdoors. She completed her bachelor’s in Zoology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. After college she worked as a Fisheries Observer in the Gulf of Alaska. More recently, Casey received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Merritt College. She is interested in creating regenerative landscapes that emphasize the intersection of art, science, and ecology, and is fired up to be a part of the Wild Oyster Project. https://wildoysters.org/
Liam O’Donoghue is the host and producer of the East Bay Yesterday podcast, which airs bi-weekly on KPFA-FM, and co-creator of the Long Lost Oakland map. Since 2016, this independently-produced series has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. O’Donoghue has written for many media outlets and gives local history tours and presentations at museums, book stores, and even breweries throughout the Bay Area. https://eastbayyesterday.com/
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