Conservation Dinner Series: Oona Heacock of North Coast Conservation and Development Council joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about bees. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests. If you do not have a dinner reservation and would like to join, please book here.
About the Speaker:
Oona is the Assistant Executive Director at the North Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council (NCRC&DC), a small nonprofit that works with youth and the community to support sustainable agriculture in the North Bay. A conservationist and educator by practice and geologist by trade she has felt fortunate to be involved in work, which combines her passion to address our communities most pressing conservation challenges while empowering youth to foster sustainable and regenerative practices for the future.
Oona has been leading the Bee Patches Environmental Education program at the NCRC&DC for over five years and has worked with hundreds of youth volunteers to design and plant “Bee Patch” pollinator habitats along our local Sonoma County ranches, vineyards and farms with the goal of healthy pollinator habitat being embraced at all levels of our community. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about the beauty and diversity of our precious bees and the important ecosystem services they provide while engaging youth to work together to make a difference to protect this furry little wildlife. She holds a B.S. in Geology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at Sonoma State University.