Evolving Shorelines

Creating a shared vision for preservation and recreation at Bothin Marsh.


  • Enable a community conversation on how to preserve and protect people, place, and the natural landscape.
  • Share scientific observations about the threats of sea level rise to tidal marsh conservation.
  • Begin developing a shared vision for sea level rise adaptation over time that will be reflected in the strategies and planning efforts of Marin County.


  • Watershed sciences report.
  • Stakeholder workshops with local agencies and community organizations.
  • Community event series–including lecture, historical exhibit, bike tour, and kayak tours. 
  • Presentation of vision document and possible future project development activities.

Project Partners


  • 2016–17: Project need identified.
  • January 2018: Bothin Marsh Geomorphology, Ecology, and Conservation Options research report.
  • Fall 2018: Evolving Shorelines events series.
  • Winter 2018: Public visioning process begins.
  • Summer 2019: Bothin Marsh vision document.