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   The Wetlands Series will explore implications for the
life forms of the wetlands endangered by the
proposed Saltworks project at the edge of
San Francisco Bay near Redwood City

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The Wetlands Series will explore implications for the life forms of the wetlands endangered by the proposed Saltworks project at the edge of San Francisco Bay near Redwood City.  Read more about this project on the Save the Bay website.

Author and ecopsychologist Ginny Anderson, PhD will be conducting a series of events to bring focus to the wetlands and the biodiversity that is in peril with this latest development project.

It is not necessary to attend all events in the series - each stands on it's own and provides unique opportunities to experience and connect with this wonderful place that may disappear.


Monday August 29, 7:30 to 10:00 PM   Inuit Practice: Shamanic Journey for Wetlands Chants 
Following an Inuit practice usually done in the long dark nights of winter, we'll meet at the time of the new moon, journeying to the plants and animals of the wetlands, inviting chants to honor their lives. This event is open only to those who are practiced in traveling between the worlds.  If you do not know how to do this, please contact me: a separate session can be arranged to introduce you to journeying in this way

Reserve a place through Ginny Anderson - email ginny@eco-psychology.com, or call Ginny in Canada (705-246-1767) before August 24, for further information. 

Location: Atherton address given when you register

Cost: donation


Saturday Sept. 3, 10:00 AM Meet the Plant and Animal People of the San Francisco Bay.
A guide will lead us to visit the wetlands near Redwood City, introducing you to the environment enjoyed by the plant and animal people, the water people, and the bird people of the area.

Meeting Place: Sequoia Yacht Club parking lot off Seaport Avenue

In the days that follow, several events will explore our connections with these elements of nature. The opportunity to visit the site provides a context for our deepening connections with them.

Reserve a place through Ginny Anderson - email ginny@eco-psychology.com

Cost: FREE


Saturday, Sept. 10, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM   Make a Rainstick for the Wetlands Ceremony
Under the guidance of Eric DuPraw, of the Source Fine Woodworking, make a bamboo rainstick to use in celebration of the wetlands life forms.  Materials will be provided, and Eric will guide you through your own construction. 

You'll have an instrument you can use over and over as you enjoy the connection with the water that sustains all life in the Bay, and in our own bodies!  The day of the workshop, make music in a beautiful garden setting near the Bay.

Reserve a place through Ginny Anderson - email ginny@eco-psychology.com

Location: Atherton address given when you register

Cost: A suggested donation toward protection of the wetlands (and to cover cost of materials).


Saturday, Sept. 17, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Embodying the Life Forms of the Wetlands

In a beautiful Atherton garden setting, we'll create symbols related to the life forms of the wetlands, and for the waters of San Francisco Bay itself. We will dive through what we know about these creatures and energies and bring that knowledge into physical form. We can help ourselves and each other heal our relationship with the wetlands as a point of entry to healing our relationship with the oceans and the earth. Be prepared to move, make sound and create!

We'll spend a day in creative play, led by Robin Mankey, urban farmer, doll-maker and teacher of Body Tales; bring a swimming suit if you'd like to swim, something to share for a potluck lunch, and any materials that might have a place in the creative work we'll be doing.

Contact Ginny Anderson, freyjand@comcast.net, or Robin Mankey, robinmankey@yahoo.com, 650-322-6311. This event is limited to 12 people.

Cost: A suggested donation toward protection of the wetlands (and to cover cost of materials).


Sept. 25: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Wetlands Ceremony at Bayfront Park, in Menlo Park

Honor the life forms of the wetlands - engage in ceremony for their well-being and return to this portion of the Bay. Hear traditional stories; participate in song and movement.

Hear from the people of the Ohlone Community, remembering right relationship to the waters that nourish all life.

Children welcome Bring something to sit on comfortably

Cost: FREE: Sponsored by Acterra, of Palo Alto

For further information email Ginny Anderson - ginny@eco-psychology.com