(KRON) — President Joe Biden will arrive in the Bay Area on Monday. He is scheduled to spend three days in the area and is expected to make a big announcement. While in the Bay Area, President Biden will ramp up his reelection effort with four fundraisers in the San Francisco area, as his campaign builds up its coffers and lays strategic foundations for 2024.
The fundraising blitz follows Biden’s first campaign rally on Saturday in Philadelphia, where he was endorsed by key unions — the event highlighting a pivotal constituency in the largest population center of a critical battleground state. It was meant as an early display of enthusiasm for Biden’s campaign, and a venue for him to interact directly with voters before he spends much of the rest of the month meeting with deep-pocketed benefactors.
Biden will be at the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto Monday afternoon. He is expected to announce a $600 million plan for climate funding, a White House official said.
The President will discuss his administration’s actions to “combat the climate crisis, create good-paying clean energy jobs, and protect our environment for future generations.”
Biden will be joined by state, community, environmental justice and youth leaders. Other plans for Biden’s three-day Bay Area visit have not been released.
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The President was in California earlier this year when he visited parts of the Central Coast to see the areas devastated by severe winter storms.
Arriving at Moffett Field on Monday, President Biden was met by Gov. Gavin Newsom, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-CA, Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Director of NASA Ames Research Center Eugene Tu.
After his arrival, Biden accompanied Newsom and other officials to the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center and Preserve in Palo Alto. He toured the coastal wetland area and announced $600 million for projects to address climate change.
“These wetlands act as a critical buffer between the rising tides and the communities at risk,” said Biden, calling the preserve a “success story” in ongoing efforts to contain the damage from climate change.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.