The Bay Institute released a groundbreaking study on February 22 entitled The Horizontal Levee. It examines the ecological and economic benefits of using restored tidal marshes to protect San Francisco Bay shoreline development against flooding caused by sea level rise. According to the study, horizontal levees, (aka: tidal marshes,) could not only reduce flood control costs in the Bay by almost 50%, but barrier marshes would also restore critical habitat for endangered species such as the California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse.
The Bay Institute will host a Science Panel and Town Hall Meeting on the topic on Tuesday, April 2. A panel of scientists, shoreline managers, and planners will discuss sea level rise in San Francisco Bay, followed by questions from the audience. A reception will follow.
The event will take place in Aquarium of the Bay’s Bay Theater at Pier 39 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on April 2.
To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Liz Exell at (415) 262-4734, or email@example.com.