Shoreline and Hillside Neighborhood Resilience Meetings

The Corte Madera Adaptation Planning process hosted the first of a series of community meetings on Resilience. The first meeting (May 8th at the Cove School) focused on shoreline neighborhoods and the current and future risk of coastal flooding. The second meeting (May 9th at the Community Center) focused on hillside neighborhoods and current and future risk of wildfire and precipitation driven flooding.

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Sascha Petersen
San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas

Looking for opportunities to use nature based solutions to prepare for or reduce coastal flooding? Look no further than the recently released San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas. The Atlas is a joint effort by SPUR and the San Francisco Estuary Institute, proposes a science-based framework for using nature to plan for climate adaptation in the Bay Area.

By combining both the needs of specific ecosystem/habitats and future sea level rise conditions, the atlas allows users to identify suitable restoration alternatives for a variety of Operational Landscape Units around the Bay.

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Sascha Petersen
Everywhere I looked, there was water...

On February 13, 2019, I was riding in the back seat of a white pick-up truck surveying the land - I could not recognize any of the normal features I had seen when I had toured the Town earlier that week during a dry-ish day. Everywhere I looked, there was water. Iā€™m not talking drops of rain easily held off by an umbrella; it was like the atmosphere turned on a hose. To make matters worse, the tide was rising and the bay water was overtopping levees and natural features, adding to what felt like a giant swimming pool atop the Town. The sheer volume of water coming at me was a new experience for this Colorado native and now Southern Californian resident.

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Sascha Petersen
Resilience Advisory Committee Kick-off

A group of about 15 people from the Town, County, the school district, surrounding jurisdictions, and relevant local agencies met on February 14th, 2019 for a short informal kick-off meeting for the Corte Madera Adaptation Plan. The meeting held in Town Council chambers allowed people to get to know each other, share their thoughts on key climate challenges facing the Town and provided a brief overview of some of the climate projections and challenges facing the community.

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Sascha Petersen