Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Currently, we meet at 7pm at Patxi’s Pizza, 350 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.
015 Holiday Gift Memberships
‘Tis almost the season, and holiday gift memberships are on the way!
This year, Surfrider Foundation will be offering holiday gift memberships at the $50, $100, and $250 levels. The $50 membership will include a branded Kleen Kanteen; the $100 membership will include the Kleen Kanteen and branded beenie; and the $250 membership will include the Kleen Kanteen, beenie, and branded Patagonia backpack. Gift memberships will be available through one-time gifts – not the monthly giving program.
Sign up by clicking here for your Holiday gift membership.
This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board.
The California King Tides Project help people visualize how sea level rise will impact their lives. Via smartphones and social media, we invite you to document “king tides” – the highest high tides of today, which will be the average water levels of the future. Everyone is welcome to participate! http://california.kingtides.net/
What are King Tides?
o While the term ‘king tide’ isn’t a scientific term, it is used to describe an especially high tide event, when there is alignment of the gravitational pull between sun and moon.
o When king tides occur during cyclones, floods or storms, water levels can rise to higher levels and have the potential to cause great damage to property and the coastline.
o During extreme high tide events, we can get an idea of what a permanent rise in sea level might look like in our communities.
How Are King Tides Photos Used?
o Document current flood risk in coastal areas
o Visualize the impacts of future sea level rise in their community
o Ground-truth and validate climate change models by comparing model predictions with the high-tide reality
o Serve as a living record of change for future generations
Plan Your Shoot & Share Your Pictures
2015/2016 King Tides Season Dates
November 24, 25, and 26, 2015
December 22, 23, and 24, 2015
January 21 and 22, 2016
View this map <fhttp://california.kingtides.net/plan/> or a full listing of king tides times, locations and predicted tide heights across the state. Below is a list of king tide outreach events happening across the state.
You should ALWAYS be safe, though – some of the locations are in areas where you REALLY need to consider safety. Do not take go anywhere to take photos if you feel it may be unsafe.
Here is a summary report from 2011-12 project.
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Clean Water Team – Citizen Monitoring Coordinator
Safe-to-Swim Work Group: Co-Facilitator
Clean Water Team c/o LARWQCB
320 West 4th Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Clean Water Team
California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network