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SDEP November Monthly Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2011
  • 12:00 PM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla



Sean Bergquist, Great Ecology


Ecological Solutions for Urban Water Quality


$30 for members, $35 for non-members. Online registration will end at 5 pm on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins will be charged an additional $10.


The rapid development of southern California has drastically changed the ecology of the landscape. Where unique habitats and streams once flourished, some renowned monuments of modernization stand in their place; efficient and accessible transit, beautiful architecture and expanding industry. With the benefits of modern systems come some environmental drawbacks, including increased production and concentration of pollutants. As we come to address these problems we should look to nature for help. Ecological processes will not only assist cleansing urban runoff, but will provide park space, reduce greenhouse gases and urban heat island effects, recharge groundwater, reduce flooding and provide native habitat, while distributing costs across departments and municipalities. The process of mitigating the costs of urban development creates opportunities for environmental professionals in every field, from water quality assessment and modeling to urban planning and project design.  

Speaker Information:

As an environmental scientist and project manager, Sean Bergquist has over a decade of experience designing, implementing, and managing complex environmental projects. He was formerly the Co-Director of the Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies, a partnership of Loyola Marymount University and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation. Mr. Bergquist was the Director of Watershed Programs where he was responsible for restoration and protection of streams and wetlands of Santa Monica Bay and its watersheds. Sean has recently joined Great Ecology as their new Principal Ecologist in the San Diego office.



Chicken Genovese (pasta with chicken and pesto)
Creole Jambalaya with andouille sausage and chicken
Italian Pesto Sandwich (Vegetarian)

*Food is cooked to order, so please register for this event if you plan to attend. Walk-ins will have to wait for 20-30 minutes for their food to be prepared.

*Please note you will not be allowed to change your menu choice on the day of the event so that the kitchen staff can have your meal ready for you at the start of the meeting.



Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price!


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