Next Public Meeting

Natural Disasters in Santa Cruz County: The Winters of 1982, 1983 and 2023 

UCSC Professor and Author Gary Griggs 

Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. 

In Person at the Bonny Doon Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room 


Virtually via Zoom 

See below for instructions on how to participate virtually

The RBDA is pleased to announce that Prof. Gary Griggs (a former RBDA board member) will be speaking at our public meeting at 7:30 pm, March 8. Gary is world-renowned for his work on the California coast, and he will put into perspective our recent storms and their impact. Gary is an exceptional speaker, and has been busy giving interviews to the press about the storms last month. We are fortunate he could fit us in, and we expect this to be a great presentation. You have your choice of attending in person at the BD Elementary School, or by zoom. 

 Gary Griggs is a Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz where he has taught for 55 years. He also served as the Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences for 26 years, where he led the development of the Coastal Sciences Campus and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. His research, teaching and writing have been focused on geologic hazards and the coast of California, including coastal processes, hazards, and sea-level rise. The UCSC Alumni Association honored him with a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006. In 2009 the California Coastal Commission and Sunset Magazine named him one of California’s Coastal Heroes. He has been a member of the Ocean Protection Council’s Science Advisory Team since 2008 and was appointed to the California Ocean Sciences Trust in 2016. 

Details on How to Participate in the Virtual Public Meeting

Zoom ( is a video conference platform that is free to use through either a web browser or application, and audio participation is possible through a dial-up connection on your phone. For this meeting, we will be utilizing all the available security features, including password-protection and waiting rooms managed by the host. Zoom Meeting Instructions:

To join by internet: 

1) go to 

2) Enter the Meeting ID. 987 3871 7843 

3) Click join 

4) Enter passcode: 418702 

To join by phone: 

1) Call +1 669 900 6833 

2) When prompted enter the Meeting ID. 987 3871 7843 

3) When prompted enter passcode: 418702