Next General Meeting: Wednesday, January 30
- Location: Ground floor auditorium at the Women’s Building at 3543 18th St. #8, San Francisco.
- 6 pm: Doors open; pizza &salad provided, $8-10 donation suggested for food cost
- 7 pm: Club news and announcements
- 8 pm: Presentation
- Topic: Seabird Protection Network
- Presenter: Wendy Kordesch
- Presentation Summary: California’s coast offers unparalleled views of wildlife and scenery. This presentation will showcase the wild history of our local coastal wildlife and discuss how paddlers can be partners in their conservation. We’ll share how to identify high concentrations of seabirds and sensitive wildlife, and offer tips on how to avoid them when you’re on the water. Join us to make your next coastal paddle a safe and fun experience!
Presenter Wendy Kordesch is the Outreach Specialist for the Seabird Protection Network, a collaborative program of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary that partners with coastal users to help wildlife thrive on our coasts. She holds a PhD in Ocean Science, and has taught at Santa Clara University. She is a Bay Area native who is frequently spotted swimming in the Bay’s nearshore waters.
Other Agenda Items
- New member introductions
Transportation & Parking: You can take BART to the 16th & Mission station; it’s a short three-block walk to the Women’s Building. If you must drive all the way, we have a special arrangement that allows us to park in the Mission High School lot on the west side of Delores Street between 17th and 18th Streets. The parking driveway is closer to 17th Street and takes you up a ramp to an elevated parking slab behind a chain link fence, as shown in this Google Street View. From there, it’s a two-block walk. Put something that says “BASK” on your your dashboard. The lot will be locked at 10 pm, so make sure you’re out well before then. Other parking in the Mission is limited. If you need to drive, carpooling and parking west of Mission St. are recommended. There are two parking garages in the area. For trip planning information, see the Women’s Building contact page.