Community Conversation: Preparing for Sea Level Rise in Marin County
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Mill Valley Community Center
Hard to believe that summer is over and the virtual reality OWL sea level rise viewfinders have been on the Mill Valley-Sausalito multi-use path for four months!
The response to the installation has been fantastic - over 3,700 visits have been recorded and the largest demographic has been Marin's engaged youth under 15! The overwhelming feedback is that Marin County residents are concerned about flooding, climate change and sea level rise, and want to get involved.
Now we would like to invite you to take the next step: a community conversation. We will share results from the Here Now Us project, and discuss ways to tackle solutions to sea level rise together, as a community. RSVP for the event today!
Adaptation Workshop for Marin's Ocean Coast
Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10am-2pm
Stinson Beach Community Center
Hear from FEMA, California Coastal Commission, Public Works, Utility Managers and other experts about potential adaptation strategies for Marin's ocean coast. Come explore and evaluate the options for yourself!
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.
Sea level rise in the news... State of the Estuary 2015
A recent Marin IJ article
on the State of the Estuary 2015
report highlights the need for action to save wetlands from sea level rise.
“Predicted sea level rises of 3 feet or more by the year 2100 resulting from climate change could wash out and cover shallow tidal wetlands that act as important nurseries and habitat for wild fish, birds and other aquatic sea life, according to the report. To keep the wetlands from sinking under water, the scientists called for a major, sustained public campaign to build up and replenish those marshy areas with sediment. ‘We face a lot of problems if we lose our wetlands, and rising sea levels are making this an increasing challenge,’ said Letitia Grenier, scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute.”
The Countywide Vulnerability Assessment will look at potential sea level rise impacts to the eastern Marin shoreline, and develop an adaptation toolkit.
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