During the COVID-19 pandemic’s social distancing protocols, I can still take walks when/where no one else is around. I’m lucky to live in a place where Mother Nature is easily accessible to me.
I live near the Pacific Ocean and frequently walk Newport’s Back Bay and Huntington Beach. Both have Salt marshes, the coastal grasslands that take on seawater during high tide. These unique habitats are crucial to the health of our ecosystem.
Home to a large number of fish species that are sold commercially, they’re also highly effective at absorbing water, thus protecting coastal communities from flooding.
As we continue to build homes and cities along coastlines and climate change is rapidly raising sea-level, coastal salt marshes are threatened. So I decided to highlight that by painting one. This is Salt Marsh