Board Meeting Notes – Feb 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 February BOARD MEETING: President Michael Labate and VP Taylor Ray introduced a new approach to meetings: pressing issues will be discussed first, with less... 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 Project Photo-Ops Jan 20, 21

Update from the California King Tides Project: Last month, Californians photographed some of the highest high tides of the year to help us better understand and plan for future sea level rise. You’ll get one more chance to participate this season, Sunday January 20 and Monday January 21.   Check... 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

Recycling Odd Items & Hazardous Waste

Recycling paper, plastics, glass and metal is more or less straightforward. But what about the next level of recycling: batteries, light bulbs, left-over paint and solvent, and appliances? These ordinary household items are classified as hazardous waste, by virtue of the chemicals or metals or materials they contain. Keeping these... Read more

Floating Homes Tour Returns Sept 14

After a one-year hiatus, the Floating Homes Association will once again present our open homes tour, on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Over a dozen homes will be open, ranging in styles from cozy to palatial. Homeowners will be encouraged to docent their own boats and answer questions about our unique... Read more

FHA Election Time is Here

FHA President Katherine Boschetto, Vice President Flo Hoylman, and Treasurer Joan Sheahan have all reached the end of their terms in office, and the Association is seeking candidates for those offices. Each officer serves a two-year term and may repeat until a successor is duly elected. Katherine, Flo and Joan... Read more

Bay Oyster Forum Oct 27

Last year we reported on a movement to bring back native populations of oysters. They are vital to the health of San Francisco Bay. Olympia oysters filter algae and sediments so underwater plants can grow, and they help create habitat for fish, crabs and birds. Oysters also contour the bottom of the... Read more

You’re Invited: FHA Day in the Park is Oct 21

The award-winning landscape around the new Waldo Point Harbor Park has inspired the Floating Homes Association to throw a party! Join us for FHA Day in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The free and family-friendly party will feature live music by talented residents, including... Read more