FHA Board Meeting Notes – June 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JUNE BOARD MEETING:  Kim and Greg Christie of Bay Cities Refuse discussed composting, recycling, and waste. Keep an eye out for Floating Times updates on... Read more

Issaquah Dock Fêtes Jarl and Steve

Friends and neighbors bundled up to attend an Issaquah Dock Alert on June 15. They came together to show love and support for long-time residents Jarl Forsman and Steve Sekhon, who have to leave their rental home, the Bodhisattva, because the owner is moving back aboard. Everyone shared tasty treats, drinks,... Read more

Anchor-Outs in the News

The June issue of Marin Magazine  has a brief article about the “ongoing struggle to find a humane and environmentally successful balance on the bay” between habitat protection on one hand and the rights of anchor-outs on the other. Despite attempting to present a balanced view of the situation, the... Read more

Final Gates Co-op Moves and New Park

People with dogs, parents with strollers, kids on bikes, and tourists are loving the new park at Waldo Point Harbor. Benches abound for people to sit, and clear signs saying “Public Shore Access” indicate the public parking spaces. Standing on the new viewing pier off the park, it’s easy to... Read more

Underneath the Docks of the Bay

Sausalito resident Michael Konrad retired from a career as a biochemist and molecular biologist to focus on the marine life along the Richardson Bay shore. His book, Life on the Dock, describes the animals and plants that grow on the edges of the floating docks that make up our boat... Read more

Turning Sea Level Rise Ideas into Reality is Last Challenge

In a former Alameda airplane hangar-turned-winery, people gathered to celebrate the culmination of a year-long effort to generate innovative ideas to prepare for sea level rise. The Resilient by Design teams—including two focused on San Rafael and Marin City—received praise for their efforts. Large posters, displayed against the stacked wine barrels, showcased... Read more

You’re Welcome at the FHA Board Meeting June 12

Ever wonder what goes on at the Floating Homes Association Board meeting?  Each quarter, the Board holds an Open Forum session, and anyone from the community is welcome to sit in.  If you have a particular issue you’d like to get on the agenda, please contact FHA Administrative Coordinator Linda... Read more

European Glimpses of Home

After visiting Amsterdam last month, Jane and I joined ex-Issaquah neighbor Emily Riddell for a Viking River cruise down the Rhine and Danube rivers to Budapest. (Emily’s husband Stuart was a late scratch for this trip for health reasons, but he has recovered, and the couple will be visiting Issaquah... Read more

Understanding Gender Identity

Janna Barkin and her husband Gabriel and are coming up on their one-year anniversary on A Dock. On Thursday, June 6, she will be speaking in City Hall on Understanding Gender Identity, based on her book He’s Always Been My Son. Here’s a brief excerpt from the introduction to the book:... Read more

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention

The California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways, California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a FREE Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Workshop in Sausalito on June 13. AIS pose serious threats to... Read more