KneeDeep Times is a digital magazine featuring stories from the frontlines of climate resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from or adjust easily to change. With a geographic focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, the magazine will also explore West Coast, national and global topics relevant to local action. As the impacts of climate change intensify, we will examine responses from communities of all sizes by connecting with real people and real places. We will also interpret the meaning and impacts of policies, projects and investments to address climate change.

KneeDeep Times launched in September 2021 with funding from the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC).

KneeDeep Times is produced by Estuary News Group.

The magazine publishes every other month, and shares occasional newsletters in the weeks between.

KneeDeep Times is an independent magazine and does not represent the views and opinions of its funders.

Managing Editor: Ariel Rubissow Okamoto Senior Editor: Cariad Hayes Thronson Bay Area Local Editor: Michael Hunter Adamson Multi-Media Platforms Editor: Sierra Garcia Design: Darren Campeau Webmaster: Tony Hale, San Francisco Estuary Institute


Articles from KneeDeep Times may be republished with permission from the editor.


KneeDeep Times editors welcome story, film, photo and art submissions on a wide variety of climate resilience topics. Editors are  actively working to expand the magazine’s freelance and editorial pool to more adequately reflect California’s diversity. Feel free to contact us, either to introduce yourself and the types of stories you like to cover, or with pitches. KneeDeep Times pays for freelance work. Contact the editor Ariel Rubissow Okamoto.

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