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How does sea level rise affect my life?
As sea levels rise, coastal areas become more vulnerable to flooding, especially during storms and high tides. This can lead to damage to infrastructure, homes, and businesses, as well as the displacement of populations.
What is the Tiscornia Marsh Nature Restoration Project?
The project addresses flooding and habitat degradation in San Rafael’s Canal area. It focuses on restoring the Tiscornia Marsh, improving the levee, engaging the community, enhancing a public trail, and undergoing an environmental review. The project involves repairing eroded marsh sections, reintroducing tidal action, strengthening the levee for better flood protection, and creating a transitional habitat zone for wildlife and flood control.
Why should I care about sea level rise?
Addressing sea level rise is crucial for vulnerable communities living in low-lying coastal areas. By taking action, you protect your community from forced displacement, preserving homes, social networks, and access to basic services.
Furthermore, sea level rise exacerbates existing challenges related to healthcare and inadequate infrastructure, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases, pollutants, and natural disasters. Caring about sea level rise means advocating for measures that safeguard the health and safety of yourself and your community.
Additionally, recognizing the importance of sea level rise empowers you to have a voice in decision-making processes, advocating for your rights and contributing to a more equitable society that addresses the needs of all, regardless of socioeconomic status.
What causes sea level rise?
Sea level rise is primarily caused by the warming of the oceans, which is driven by the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation.
Where is Tiscornia Marsh?
Tiscornia Marsh is the marsh land directly behind Pickleweed Park Community Center (Albert J. Boro).
709 Fifth Ave.
San Rafael, CA