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ART Bay Area Regional Working Group Meeting #1

The Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area Project team will hold the kick-off Regional Working Group meeting on Thursday, September 21st, 1–4 pm at Bay Area Metro Center at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco. We are looking forward to working with a broad group of stakeholders on this challenging and exciting project, which will begin to address…

BCDC Commission Considers of Rising Sea Level Workshop Recommendations

BCDC has hosted a series of Sea Level Rise Workshops over the past three months. These workshops have focused on implementing changes to the Commission’s existing laws, policies and regulations as they relate to rising Bay water, and four priority areas – social equity and environmental justice; fill for habitat projects; mitigation in the face…

Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge Seeks Site Ideas

Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that will include local residents, public officials and experts working to develop innovative solutions for the issues brought on by climate change.  Teams of engineers, architects, designers and other experts will work alongside community members to identify critical areas throughout the…

BCDC Sea Level Rise Workshop #9

On June 15 at 1:30PM BCDC will hold the ninth workshop in its rising sea level workshop series. The upcoming workshop focuses on four priority areas – social equity and environmental justice; fill for habitat projects; mitigation in the face of sea level rise; and beneficial use of sediment and the proposed steps for implementing…

State of California Releases An Update on Sea Level Rise Science

The California Ocean Protection Council released the report from its Science Advisory Team on the best available sea-level rise science — including recent scientific advances on the role of polar ice loss. The report includes key findings, an analysis of the how much sea levels will rise along California’s coast, as well as new information…

BCDC Workshop Series #8: Bay Fill Policies

On May 18th at 1:30 PM BCDC will hold the eighth workshop in the Commission Workshop series. This workshop will focus on, priority actions that BCDC can take related to its Bay Fill Policies. This stage of the Workshop Series is designed to develop options for implementing the regional actions on sea level rise approved…

Sea Level Rise Workshop #7 Posters

On April 20, Commissioners, Alternates, and the public participated in the seventh workshop of the Rising Sea Level Workshop Series. Workshop seven focused on the BCDC Sea Level Rise Actions, specifically Action 5: “Change existing laws, policies and regulations to more fully consider the local and regional impacts of rising sea levels in permitting and…

Visualizing Sea Level Rise Event – April 22

Citizens for East Shore Parks (CESP) are hosting a Visualizing Sea Level Rise event this Earth Day at Jack London Square in Oakland. At the event participants will hold a blue fabric panels along the line that will be inundated by two meters of sea level rise to illustrate what is at risk. Visualizing Sea…

ART Contra Costa County Final Project Report Now Available

The final report for the ART Contra Costa County Project is now available here. The report provides a summary of the products and outcomes from the project team and working group. It is intended to serve as a valuable resource for advancing resilience action in Contra Costa County and providing information that can be used…

BCDC Workshop Series #7: Bay Fill Policies

BCDC will hold the seventh workshop in the Rising Sea Level Workshop Series on April 20, 2017. This workshop is focused on scoping the implementation of the regional actions on sea level rise approved by the Commission on October 6, 2016. Workshop seven will focus on Action 5, which is “Change existing laws, policies and…