We are delighted to announce that Ecologistics has been awarded a grant of $4,250 from the Morro Bay City Council on behalf of one of our fiscally sponsored organizations, Home Front Environmental Justice Morro Bay. The grant will be used to purchase a handheld air monitoring device to measure CO2 levels in and around the Morro Bay Estuary.
While air quality monitoring is performed in San Luis Obispo County, none of the devices are currently designed to measure CO2. “It is important to establish baseline CO2 levels in the Morro Bay area for two reasons,” explains project manager Richard E. T. Sadowski. “First, public officials need to know what they are dealing with as far as potentially dangerous levels in the community. Secondly the project will help facilitate collaboration efforts for community-based solutions.”
The Home Front EJ Morro Bay team intends to take bi-monthly readings for one year at 10 different locations around Morro Bay and Los Osos. They were supported in their effort to receive this grant by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, who is concerned about the health of the eelgrass in the estuary.