King Tides: Volunteers Check Bay Level

Drivers on Gate 5 Road splashed their wheels through salt water and people on the Mill Valley path were calf-deep during the high tides experienced around January’s and February’s full moons. Nuisance or sunny day flooding is routine, now. For the second year, the FHA environmental committee and a group of... Read more

The Roiling Sea

Sea level is not level at all. Just as the surface of the earth is not flat, the surface of the ocean is not flat. Because the earth rotates to the east and because the ocean responds slowly to the rotation* and the surface of the sea piles up along... Read more

Don’t Trust Those Tide Tables – Even Ours

Sea level rise is for real, as we all witnessed around Thanksgiving. After the downpour of November 26, there was a light drizzle the following morning, yet portions of our parking lots and streets were inundated during what was supposed to be 6.5’ high tide. Thanksgiving Day saw similar flooding... Read more

Knocking Out CO2 to Save the Planet

Have you heard of the Floating Carbon Knockouts? To mix metaphors, instead of a batting average, they earn resilience points. Instead of counting runs to win the game, they tally the amount of CO² they keep out of the atmosphere. The Knockouts are a local Resilient Neighborhoods (RN)  climate action... Read more

FHA Forming Resilient Neighborhood Team

Resilient Neighborhoods makes climate change actions: Concrete and easy to understand Enjoyable Motivating, and A Team Thing with your neighbors They’ve had great success for the last 9 years all over Marin. Here’s a link to a 1-minute video for more information. The FHA Board has agreed to create a... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Apr 2019

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 APRIL BOARD MEETING: Without a quorum, the FHA Board discussed several agenda items, but was unable to take action on them. Treasurer Teddie Hathaway... Read more

Tracking Sea Level: January Results & Next Steps

Last week, king tides reached seven feet and more, as predicted. The volunteer citizen scientists from Gate 6 ½ to South 40 were ready, and at about 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, everyone snapped photos of their yardsticks. The results below are fairly similar to what we found in... Read more

King Tide Tracking: December Results

At about 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, volunteers from nine docks checked yardsticks to see the height of the king tide. Tracking the rising water is a project of the FHA Environmental Committee, and we mounted yardsticks on 4x4s, just below the top decking, to measure distance down to... Read more

How High: Seeking Volunteers to Track Tides

Your tide app or chart predicted a 6-foot tide at 8 a.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 19. But maybe you noticed the water seemed higher than that. What’s going on? Longtime dock residents are well aware that winter storms plus high tides mean predictions may be off by many inches. That’s... Read more