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From top: Stinson Beach (marincounty.org), Eelgrass creates an underwater meadow (Photo: Eric Heupel). Bolinas Wye Wetlands (parks.marincounty.org)

CA - Prop 68 Funds Coastal Sea Rise Adaption Projects in Marin

Proposition 68 will also enhance river parkways, protect coastal forests and wetlands, and fund outdoor access, lower-cost coastal accommodations, and climate adaptation.

Proposition 68, the California Parks, Environment, and Water Bond, which was approved by voters in the November 2018 state elections, is currently funding around $1 million to environmental projects in Stinson Beach, Richardson Bay, and the Bolinas Lagoon.

Proposition 68 authorized $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection projects, water infrastructure projects, and flood protection projects, according to State of California websites. Projects are currently funded to plan, develop, and implement climate adaptation and resiliency projects, including those that create or rehabilitate state or local parks, provide flood protection, protect natural resources and water supply, and improve water quality.

Proposition 68 will also enhance river parkways, protect coastal forests and wetlands, and fund outdoor access, lower-cost coastal accommodations, and climate adaptation.

The County of Marin Community Development Agency will receive $396,000 for the “Stinson Beach ARC: Adaptation and Resilience Collaboration” because rising sea levels and flooding are existential threats to the Stinson community and its resources. These threats demand comprehensive engagement of the residents, the community, and others who are concerned with the sea level rising in Stinson Beach.

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