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Share your ideas about planning for sea level rise in West Marin!
Learn about adaptation strategies such as horizontal levees, beach nourishment, elevation of structures, and land use policies. Share your input on adaptation planning in your community. This poll is intended for discussion purposes only, and the responses are just one component in a larger process of adaptation planning, including the Local Coastal Program Amendment in spring 2016.
Radio interview with Stinson Beach resident
Stakeholder Advisory Committee member Jeff Loomans of Stinson Beach talks about Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team (C-SMART), including the Draft Ocean Coast Vulnerability Assessment, public Adaptation Poll and next steps in planning for sea level rise in West Marin. Listen to the KWMR interview.
Draft Ocean Coast Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
You are invited to review the Draft Marin Ocean Coast Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment released in October 2015. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this document. Over the past year, Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) gathered information from technical advisors, utility managers, and West Marin residents. The resulting Vulnerability Assessment summarizes the expected timing and extent of impacts, laying a foundation of knowledge to guide adaptation planning. Public comments may be submitted by email until December 14, 2015.
Read the Marin Independent Journal article "Rising sea peril frames Marin development policy debate".
Help photograph King Tides
The King Tides are coming to you -- and the next ones hit Dec 21-22. Join citizen scientists from across the state, and take a photo of the tides in your community or join in on a local event! Visit the California King Tides Project website to learn about events, plan a shoot and share your photos. Learn more...
Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS)
Led by Marin County and the King Tides project, YESS empowers Bay Area youth to engage directly in climate change solutions in their own communities. Through an experiential education program that incorporates hands-on science and digital storytelling, high school students explore how their lives will be impacted by sea level rise; create their own data and storytelling products; and contribute meaningfully to local science and policy decisions.
Game of Floods
The Game of Floods was developed as a public education activity on sea level rise adaptation, including traditional flood protection measures such as levees and seawalls; green infrastructure approaches including horizontal levees, wetland restorations, and beach nourishment; and policy/zoning changes. Learn more about the Game of Floods.
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