Secretary Speaker’s Series A Special Conversation with Rosanna Xia: California Against the Sea

Monday, December 11, 2023
Noon to 1:00 PM
Via Zoom

Join us for a special conversation, hosted by California Natural Resources Agency, with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Los Angeles Times environmental reporter, Rosanna Xia as she shares insights from her brand-new book “California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline”. We’ll talk to Rosanna about the environmental challenges and goals for a sustainable future along California’s coastlines.

From the beaches at the Mexican border up to the North Coast, hear about stories from Indigenous leaders, community activists, small-town mayors, urban engineers, and environmental scientists. Together, we’ll unpack the rivaling arguments, agreements, compromises and visions that shape the State of California’s commitment to a coast for all.

Moderator: Secretary Wade Crowfoot


  • Rosanna Xia, Author and Los Angeles Times Environmental Reporter
  • Jennifer Savage, Senior Plastic Pollution Manger Surfrider Foundation
  • Jenn Eckerle, Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy and Executive Director of the Ocean Protection Council

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Marine Pollution, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality