There are extraordinary restoration projects being designed all around SF Bay. One of them is in the North Bay and is called "the Lower Novato Creek Redesign Project". With a history of flooding during large storms in downtown Novato, the community is supportive of projects that integrate flood control and include environmental enhancements.
Marin County Supervisors unanimously approved $1.7 million in emergency funding from one-time capital funds to continue repair of road, mudslide and levee damage that occurred during the December storms that might not be eligible for federal funding.
Nature offers a powerful set of tools for addressing hazards like flooding and erosion. Nature-based solutions use natural systems, mimic natural processes, or work in tandem with traditional approaches to address these specific hazards.