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

COAL + ICE Exhibit Exposes Visitors to Climate Change

We may read in the news about droughts, hurricanes, and the suffering of refugees and coal miners from the comfort of our floating homes. But it’s quite another thing to immerse yourself in the story of what burning fossil fuels is doing to Earth. Climate change effects are made real... Read more

We’re Where It’s At

Last week the Marin Independent Journal reported on a recent study that determined: “Amid accelerating sea level rise from climate change, Marin County has the highest number of households in California vulnerable to coastal flooding.” Main Dock’s Rusty Hendley passed along the above editorial cartoon, which ran in the same issue... 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