Watershed Talk—Horizontal Levee & Shoreline Public Access
September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join SPAWNERS for a talk with the folks involved with the North Richmond Horizontal Levee & Shoreline Public Access project! Come learn about how horizontal levees can provide both sea-level rise protection as well as greater shoreline access for the public. The horizontal levee would minimize flooding in North Richmond, protect critical infrastructure, and enable marsh growth in an ecologically rich part of the Bay. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
“The North Richmond Horizontal Levee & Shoreline Public Access project took shape from ideas generated through the Resilient by Design Challenge. Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia has taken the lead in bringing together key stakeholders, including the West County Wastewater District, to advance the concept of creating a horizontal levee and shoreline public access in North Richmond. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) is helping to facilitate and support this effort and move it towards implementation. SFEP is working alongside local partner The Watershed Project to move some other key adaptation and green infrastructure ideas forward in and around the project area.”—Bay Area Regional Collaborative