The Outdoor Art Club, one of Mill Valley’s oldest and historically important organizations, is looking to propel that conversation with “Sea Level Rise: Consequences & Challenges,” a free event at 1pm on January 5 that features two of the Bay Area’s most informed experts on the subject of sea level rise.
San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic John King, whose “Rising Reality” series this year explored “the challenges posed by sea level rise in the Bay Area, from the perils facing San Francisco’s crumbling Embarcadero to the struggles to revive marshes and the creation of a small city on Treasure Island.” King will have a conversation with former Bay Conservation & Development Commission Executive Director Will Travis, who retired in 2012 after plunging “into the complex issue of sea-level rise – pushing the agency to make detailed scientific studies of what land is vulnerable if the bay’s sea level rises, as projected, 10 to 17 inches in the next four decades,” King wrote in the Chronicle.
OAC officials says King and Travis will discuss the question, “Can we protect ourselves and adapt in ways that are enticing and scientifically sound to save our low-lying neighborhoods, birds, fish and wildlife?”
The 411: “Sea Level Rise: Consequences & Challenges” is at 1pm on Thursday, January 5 at the Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale. Light refreshments will be provided. Free.