King Tides are Coming

Mother Nature’s early Christmas present will be a series of high tides (6.6’ feet or more) from Dec. 21 to Dec. 24. Even higher tides will come on January 20 and 21. Check the interactive tide chart on the right side of this page; by clicking on the Day +... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Oct & Nov 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 OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BOARD MEETINGS: Linda Sempliner announced the results of dock rep elections. Contact information for dock reps and alternates is posted on... Read more

Sept 5: Evolving Shorelines – Of Marsh and Men

Evolving Shorelines – Of Marsh and Men: Staying Above Water at Bothin Marsh Marin County Parks Event When: Wednesday, September 5, 7 – 8:30pm Where: Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley What: Laurel Collins explores man’s impact over time on the upper Richardson Bay shore in the vicinity... 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

Rising Sea: Understanding Impacts to Bothin Marsh

The area north of our floating community turns out to be the canary in the coal mine. Because of its location and geography, this end of Richardson Bay and Bothin Marsh will likely experience sea level rise earlier than most. Josh Collins, chief scientist of the San Francisco Estuary Institute,... Read more

News & Views from the 2018 FHA Annual Meeting & Party

At the February 24 FHA Annual Meeting, Supervisor Kate Sears brought everyone up to date on several key issues affecting our community: Funding has been obtained to complete the lighting in the underpass between Marin City and Sausalito. Caltrans has engaged contractors for the project; it is hoped the lighting... Read more

The Challenge of Sea Level Rise in Sausalito

February 3, the meeting room at the Bay Model was standing room only, with at least a quarter of the attendees from the docks. The first keynote speaker, Dr. Andy Gunther, gave one of the clearest explanations—in lay terms—of the overheating of our planet due to climate change. He noted,... Read more