Oroville, Ca, June 18, 2018 – Today at Riverbend Park in Oroville, Ca. World Cup Soccer is sharing the limelight with another big soccer story closer to home. The soccer fields at Riverbend Park sustained substantial damage from flooding during the spillway event. Feather River Recreation and Park district has taken a great step in building a more resilient and environmentally sound soccer field complex for the community.
We have found we no longer have the human or financial assets to battle forest fires as they are burning larger and more intense due to our climate. Working with public and private foresters to build distributed clean biomass reduction sites at a community level works. The numbers prove the lack of access to those public lands for outdoor recreation is one of the greatest public health and economic risks we have.
The Outdoor Industry Association Is now a $887 billion industry it drives 7.6 million jobs across the us & brings $65.3 billion in federal & $59.2 billion in state | local tax revenue annually - that's bigger than oil, gas and pharma combined.
Riverbend Park Scores Water Savings At Soccer Fields With Oyster X SmartSink.
Living X Elements announced the launch of the first Oyster X SmartSink a soil amendment solution to save water and store carbon in the soil At The Sustainable Brands Show in Vancouver BC earlier this month. The Oyster X SmartSink platform is designed to create a transparent full chain of custody for clean biomass waste sources such as forestry, agriculture and specific urban sources and return them to the landscape as a Smart X Char bio carbon. The platform is underpinned by a soon to be released carbon standard by Living X Elements and its standards partners.
Why Oyster X SmartSink? Our SmartSinks mimic how an oyster works in our waterways. Each oyster in the wild can pump up to 50 gallons of water a day through its body, filtering many volatiles like Co2, methane and nitrate and sequester them.
Oyster X SmartSink helps mitigate storm water runoff to our waterways to help natural oyster banks thrive. The Smart XChar bio carbon soil amendment is derived from beetle kill pine trees impacted by the drought gripping forests across the West.
The soil amendments water savings, carbon storage and soil health data will be tracked and shared publically. We are excited to work with our collective team to bring this project to Oroville as the first step to establishing a hub of water technology and innovation. Thanks go out to Feather River Recreation and Park District, Melton Design Group, Franklin Construction, Sierra Landscape and Applied Biomass Technicians.
We are creating opportunities with brand partners to sponsor Oyster X SmartSink sites in corporate campus landscapes as well as public / private parks and schools. The carbon sequestration and water retention benefits of a site give brands another tool to balance their overall impact. A % of proceeds will go to oyster and forest restoration
A press conference will be held at Riverbend Park in Oroville, Ca. at 1:30pm PST Monday June 18th 2018 near the soccer fields the public is welcome.
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Jose Aguiar forwarded me the link to Air Burners portable pyrolysis unit:
I do not mean to promote their unit over others, rather mention how important portable units could become. I was on a program at Parlier some months back where several manufacturers displayed similar systems, and the amount of grower interest was surprising. Being able to turn waste directly into biochar is huge for many growers who are interested in biochar and have a biomass disposal problem. There is a lot of biomass piled up in many places in California, with few good options for disposal.
The United States Biochar Initiative 2018 Conference will be in Wilmington, DE August 20-23. While the conference focuses on water quality, it will cover the waterfront of biochar production, use, etc. I have been to several and have enjoyed them all and learned a lot. Academics, biochar producers, users, pretty much everyone that has anything to do with biochar attends. And the vendor shows are usually quite good. All the others have had just the right number of attendees -- enough so you see a lot of people, but small enough to really get to know most of them. Lots of group meals and other events so you get the chance to see everyone.
For more information and to register: