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

A Double Whammy: High Winds + the PGE Shutoff

Neighbors helping neighbors. It’s how we weathered the chaos brought on by some unusually high winds, coupled with yet another PGE shut-off. Larry Clinton opined, “I’ve never seen so many whitecaps, and I moved here in the winter of 1980-81, when 90mph gusts closed the GGB. Ironically, we never lost... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Oct 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 OCTOBER BOARD MEETING: The September 14 Open Homes Tour grossed $45,742, about $6,000 more than the 2017 tour. A few expenses are still outstanding... Read more

Dock Rep Elections This Month

Annual elections for dock reps and alternates will be conducted later this month. So far, most reps and alternates have agreed to run for another term, but the following slots are still open: A Dock Alternate Commodore Alternate Van Damme: Dock Rep and Alternate To be nominated, an individual must... Read more

Neighbors Help Build Museum Exhibit

A few floating home neighbors are volunteering up in Petaluma at the pre-build for an exhibit to open at the Oakland Museum in October. It is Temple by David Best and Crew, which will be at the Museum’s exhibition entitled “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.” We’ve been working... Read more

Perfect Day for Open Homes Tour

Our open homes tour on September 14 was an outstanding success. Over 800 people turned out to see 12 unique floating homes on a gorgeous Sausalito day. Tour co-chair Barbara Rycersky and I would like to thank: everyone who attended the homeowners who opened their doors to an admiring public... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Sept 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 SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: A new resident of from Liberty Dock, Jim Rettew, joined the Open Forum portion of the meeting to observe, and wound... Read more

Volunteers Needed to Clean OUR Shore – Sat Sept 21

Too often, plastic, cigarette butts, and styrofoam cups mar our beautiful bay shores. For thirty-five years, people have worked to change that. Volunteer with the FHA Environmental Committee and pick up trash along our waterfront during Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 21. Our FHA team will meet at the Waldo... Read more

Artists, Authors, Musicians Join 9/14 Tour

Besides seeing a dozen unique floating homes, visitors to our September 14 tour will have a chance to meet and chat with some of the more creative folks in our community, and to purchase their works. They include: Katharine Butler – Longtime etching and woodcut printmaker, she donates income from... Read more

Five New Homes on 9/14 Tour

The September 14 open homes tour will feature five homes that will be opening to the public for the first time. Thanks to homeowners Mari Steeno (Issaquah), Jane Thompson (Van Damme) plus Claire and Greg Simeone, Tim Dabner and Julie Carlson (Liberty) for volunteering their homes. These five will be... Read more