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County hosts open house Jan. 30 on the threat of sea level rise

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 10:38 am by Clay Curtin

The City has been working with San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability on a countywide study to assess sea level rise vulnerability. As part of the public outreach effort, the County and Supervisors Dave Pine and Don Horsley are hosting an open house event for members of the public to learn about sea level rise and what steps governments in San Mateo County are doing. The open house takes place at the Genentech Conference Center in South San Francisco, Jan. 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will feature a number of interactive information stations, experts on hand to answer questions, light snacks, and a free raffle with eco-friendly prizes. Online registration by Jan. 22 is required for this free event.

Open house topics: 
  • What is sea level rise? 
  • What is the County doing to prepare? 
  • What is at risk?  
  • What does sea level rise mean for you?  
  • How can you prepare for flooding this winter? 
  • What is green infrastructure? How does it relate to sea level rise?
Sea Change San Mateo County is an initiative by the county of San Mateo to provide resources to local governments and agencies within the county on the issue of sea level rise. Sea Change San Mateo County is a collaboration between the County’s Office of Sustainability and the offices of Supervisors Dave Pine and Don Horsley.