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For Immediate Release
October 14, 2014

Understanding the Risks of Sea-Level Rise

Three public workshops coming to West Marin later this month

San Rafael, CA - The ocean along Marin County’s coast has risen eight inches since recordkeeping began, and the best science available says it will rise substantially more in coming years.

The C-SMART project, short for Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team, is working to bring communities together to better understand the nature of the challenge and examine possible responses.

The second set of public meetings hosted by C-SMART and the Marin County Community Development Agency is taking place in late October. Here is the schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 28, 6-8 p.m.

Inverness Yacht Club

12850 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness

  • Wednesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

Stinson Beach Community Center

32 Belvedere Ave., Stinson Beach

  • Thursday, October 30, 6-8 p.m.

Tomales Town Hall

27150 Highway One, Tomales

Participants will collaborate on articulating the values, resources and assets that could be vulnerable to rising seas. To help inspire this discussion, attendees are invited to bring photos of the things that make Marin’s coast a special place.

Maps of potential future scenarios will be displayed to give participants the opportunity to pinpoint and map important features of their communities that could be exposed to increased flooding and inundation as storms increase in frequency and intensity and ocean levels rise as a result of climate change.

Anyone who missed C-SMART’s first meeting in July about the science behind the work and the overall project scope can watch a video of the presentation at You can subscribe to receive e-mailed updates and find a lot more information at that same website.


Jack Liebster
Planning Manager
Community Development Agency

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6278
Email: Jack Liebster
Community Development website