Marin County Department of Public Works coordinates with all of East Marin's cities and towns to provide an ongoing public process that helps local communities understand and prepare for sea level rise.
This multi-jurisdictional coordination is critical, as sea level rise crosses political boundaries to impact our shared resources, utilities, and infrastructure.
Marin County works with local communities to:
- Develop project ideas
- Integrate public input
- Support local project efforts
In 2017, Marin County Department of Public Works completed the Marin Shoreline Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, a technical report detailing how shoreline flooding will worsen with sea level rise if no actions are taken.
Key sea level rise activities
- Marin builds pilot sea level rise adaptation projects: Aramburu Island and San Rafael Living Shoreline
- State issues sea level rise guidance
- BayWAVE Executive Steering Committee forms
- Work begins on Marin Shoreline sea level rise vulnerability assessment
- Bay Climate Adaptation Network forms (Marin is a core participant)
- Marin County DPW releases sea level rise vulnerability assessment
- Marin County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan adopted
- Marin County releases Adaptation Land Use Planning Guidance
- Richardson Bay Storymap released
- County commits $4 million to climate adaptation and mitigation projects
- Marin Sea Level Rise Viewer released