Thursday February 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM PST
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Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse 
45915 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

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Alana Guzzetta, P.E. 
San Jose Branch, ASCE 
(408) 595-3303 

Joint ASCE/SFGI Dinner Presentation - February 23, 2017 

Please join us for our annual ASCE / SFGI Joint event at Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse in Fremont! This event always sells out so register early! Please allow extra travel time for traffic.

Our speaker, David Schwartz, will give a presentation of a case study about general tectonic setting of the Monterey Bay region, Elkhorn Slough and sea level rise.

Elkhorn Slough is California’s second largest Estuary and the United States first estuarine sanctuary. It occupies central Monterey Bay which is influenced by the San Andreas Fault system and the tectonic microplate Salinia. Elkhorn Slough is a young drowned river valley that has been evolving rapidly in the late Pleistocene and Holocene; unfortunately in recent years due to sea level rise and other human activities, the wetlands of Elkhorn Slough are experiencing rapid erosion and drowning.

David Schwartz is currently the only full time Geology and Oceanography instructor at Cabrillo College. He is also the Department Chair of Geology, Oceanography and Environmental Science. He is a member of the Science Panel for the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Watch whose mission is to resolve erosion problems and preserve wetlands in Elkhorn Slough. He also works with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. David has also been working with faculty and students from San Lorenzo Valley High School (SLVHS) for the past 20 years. He mentors SLVHS students in beach profiling research projects, and gives lectures and leads field trips to the Environmental Science A.P. students.

He obtained a B.S. degree in Geology and Mineralogy from The Ohio State University in the spring of 1979. David earned a M.S. degree in Marine Geology from San Jose State University and Moss Landing Marine Labs in 1983. His emphasis is in marine geology, estuarine evolution and coastal systems. His master’s thesis on the Geologic History of Elkhorn Slough was published in "Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science" in 1986 and again in "Changes In A California Estuary" in 2002.  

His ongoing passion is to clean up the coastal environment and raise awareness of global marine debris. He has hosted 37 coastal cleanups over the last 19 years and is proud to be an active member of Clean Oceans International since 2012.

Online registration closes at 11:59pm Monday February 20, 2017 so please sign up now! Alana Guzzetta will accept limited registrations after online registration closes at the walk-in rate. 

For questions about this event or if you are having trouble registering, please contact Alana Guzzetta by email or phone shown below.  

Registration cost is $50 for professionals and $10 for students.  Limited walk-in spots are available at $60. Please note that Paypal is the preferred method of payment.  If you don't have a Paypal account, you can still pay via credit card by clicking on the Paypal icon. 
Please visit our websites:

San Francisco Geo-Institute at: http://asce-sf.org/branches-institutes-and-committees/sf-geotech-institute/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Alana Guzzetta
Treasurer - San Jose Branch, ASCE
(408) 595-3303



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