Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Future Will Be Wetter:
Planning for Sea Level Rise in Marin County
Chris Choo, Principal Watershed Planner
County of Marin Department of Public Works
We all have seen the flooding around Tam Valley and Highway 37 that occurs with high tides and storms, so we know it’s real. What is Marin County doing to anticipate rising sea levels in our communities? A lot, it turns out.
At our meeting in September, Chris Choo will address the County’s efforts to assess the expected impacts of sea level rise on our bay shoreline and to plan for adaptation strategies with local cities and towns. Ms. Choo manages BayWAVE, Marin Bay Waterfront Adaptation Vulnerability Evaluation, which is a focused vulnerability assessment of the eastern Marin shoreline. The goal of BayWAVE is to increase awareness and preparation for future sea level rise impacts in coordination with multiple Marin jurisdictions.
Do join us on September 11 to hear Ms. Choo’s assessment of our vulnerabilities to sea level rise, and what coordination the County of Marin and our towns and cities are doing to adapt.
Chris Choo, principal watershed planner for Marin County Department of Public Works, supports Marin communities with sea level rise, flood protection, and watershed restoration. She manages BayWAVE, the sea level rise planning and adaptation program for the bay shoreline in Marin. Since starting with the County’s Watershed Program in 2008, she works to bring science and technical information to the public to make good decisions for better communities. She was involved in launching the www.MarinWatersheds.org and www.MarinSLR.org websites; identifies project and funding options to reduce flooding and increase habitat; and supports regional planning for water resources through the North Bay Watershed Association and the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management planning process. With sea level rise, Chris works with communities and local and regional governments to plan for a wetter future.
MPWN UPCOMING EVENTS
October 27 – Members’ October social, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
November 13 – Amelia Morán Ceja, CEO of Ceja Vineyards, will speak to us about her journey from immigrant to CEO. Ms. Ceja is the first Latin American woman to be elected CEO of a winery.
December 11 – Kristine Poggioli and Carolyn Eidson will talk about walking San Francisco’s 49-mile scenic drive, which they did in 2013, and then wrote a book about it! Books will be on sale after the talk. Could be a nice holiday gift for that local person who thinks she knows everything about the Bay Area.
Please join us from 7:30 am-9:00am on July 10, 2019
Early Bird Coffee at 7:15am
Breakfast and Networking at 7:30am
McInnis Golf Center
Want additional dialogue? Stay until 9:30
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