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August News: Time for Transformation!

Share your vision of a thriving Pajaro Valley! Take very short survey.

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a Transformative Climate Communities planning process funded by California’s Strategic Growth Council.

Join Regeneración and Watsonville Film Festival on Wednesday September 6, 6pm at the Watsonville Library upstairs meeting room to meet Strategic Growth Council staff and view two short films about how this program positively impacted Oakland and Coachella. Doors open 530. Register now.


Young people win court case against government promoting fossil fuels

In the first ruling of its kind in the United States, a Montana state court decided in favor of 16 young people who sued the state alleging it had violated their right to a “clean and healthful environment” by promoting the use of fossil fuels.

The judge found that a state law that prevents consideration of climate change in making permitting decisions violates the state constitution. Her ruling requires Montana, a major coal and gas producing state, to consider climate change when deciding whether to approve or renew fossil fuel projects. While the decision is still subject to appeal, even this finding is expected to have a significant impact—resulting in more cases being brought successfully throughout the United States.


Regeneración Updates

-Regeneración and Community Bridges are partnering to bring the Army Corps of Engineers Silver Jackets technical assistance program to the Pajaro Valley beginning sometime this fall!

-We will partner with Elkhorne Slough and Point Blue on a Planning with Nature workshop.

- We will partner with UCSC researchers on a Climate Resilience and Equity research project to explore the intersection of ocean ecosystems, marine protected areas (MPAs), ocean access, and climate change for diverse and disadvantaged populations in southern and central California.


Grant Awarded

We're delighted to announce a $40,000 award from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for Core Support.

This type of unrestricted funding is critical as we work to increase our capacity and build out our programs.

We extend our deep appreciation to the Packard Foundation staff.


Noteworthy news

Governor Newsom has signed an Executive Order authorizing preparation for the next rainy season.

Check out the UN Secretary General speech from a press conference on climate change late July 2023. "The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived. " (António Guterres).

We are holding the people of Lahaina, Maui in our hearts and mourning the loss of life and of sites of cultural importance.

The sooner we stop using fossil fuels, the better the outcomes for humanity and other forms of life on Earth.


Close and Clean up Toxic Sites

Did you know there are 145,000 tiny toxic sites scattered around every city in the US?

They’re called GAS STATIONS.

The potential for leaks is high especially as they age.

They can and should be phased out as the switch to electric vehicles accelerates.

Advocate for safe closure of gas stations!


Upcoming Events


A coalition of area groups is planning to host monthly

Pajaro Valley disaster preparedness workshops

and community planning for long term resilience!


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