A Presentation By Vivian Ho

Vivian Seabright jetty2 smallReal estate along the coast is no doubt desirable, but development on sandy beaches and stone cliffs is constantly threatened by wave action, winter storms, and the existence of the structures themselves. In an effort to protect our homes, businesses, public buildings, and infrastructure, people came up with many forms of coastal engineering to slow the erosion of the land. Coastal armoring seemed like it would protect manmade structures, but it is disruptive to the sediment flow of the beaches, and may even weaken the surrounding coastline or undermine the buildings it was meant to protect. How can we enjoy the bounty of the ocean without endangering human lives and property? What is the best course of action to deal with preexisting structures and armoring?
Please join us for this very interesting presentation!
Thursday Morning Meeting, August 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).
About The Presenter

vivian ho pic smallerVivian Ho is a senior at San Jose State University majoring in Environmental Studies BS. She is an intern at Cloud Harmonics, a transcriber for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at SJSU, and the VDAY @ SJSU treasurer. This past summer, she has been studying the California coastline and the impact humans have had on it. Her previous experience includes internships in the California state legislature, APAPA* Bay Area, and Recology South Valley. With many interdisciplinary interests, Vivian seeks to build communities that are smarter, healthier, more efficient, and more compassionate.

*Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association.
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