Sharon Levy: The Marsh Builders
Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m., we welcome Sharon Levy to talk about her new book from Oxford University Press, The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands and Wildlife.
The marsh in the city of Arcata teems with life: river otters, frogs, ducks, falcons—and feces. This idyllic habitat was built to filter sewage. Powered by sun and wind, Arcata’s pioneering project has inspired treatment wetlands worldwide, from Arizona to Saipan.
In The Marsh Builders, Sharon Levy delves into the global roots of the citizen uprising that built Arcata’s marsh, as well as its lessons for modern activists and regulators
Revived wetlands hold great promise for healing the waters that sustain us, as well as shielding coastal cities from the impacts of rising seas. Constructed wetlands designed to treat polluted water are already playing an important role in the ecology of migratory birds.