Draft Upper Gallinas Restoration Memo
Upper Gallinas Creek was channelized into a concrete trapezoidal structure in the 1950s. A natural creek could provide wildlife habitat and enhanced walking and bicycling opportunities. Obstacles to restoration include cost, ability to convey storm flows, and land ownership.
Novato Flood Control Project Highlighted in Marin IJ
Flood Detention project moves forward.
Read the IJ article.
Home Elevation Grant
FEMA has a grant program to asist homeowners with raising their homes above the flood elevation. View grant requirements.
Southern Marin Watershed Guide
Public comments due May 1st
Public comments are welcome on the Southern Marin Watershed Guide. The text and layout are open for comments and we are in the process of finalizing maps and images. Please send comments to Chris Choo, watershed planner for Southern Marin.
Have photos of Southern Marin that you'd like to share for the Guide and other publications? If so, please contact Chris.
Tidal Flooding in Marin
Caltrans and County of Marin have prepared an Informational sheet on the flooding at Manzanita, Highway 101 at Highway 1. View it here.
Novato Watershed Program Releases Alternatives Analysis
Floating Islands Update
The plants on the two floating isalnds installed in the Civic Center Lagoonlast October are thriving, and their roots are drawing nutrients and pollutants out of the lagoon's water.
The largest island is being re-located away from the Marin County Fair's fireworks barge. Current plans are for the islands to remain until May 2017. The floating islands project is spearheaded by the Gallinas Watershed Council.
Gallinas Watershed Program: Sea Level Rise Assessment
Weather and Tides
See NOAA's Tides & Currents website for the latest tide information. Upcoming dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:
June 2-7; July 1-6; July 28-31; August 2-3; August 17-19; October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.