The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame will present “How Will Sea Level Rise Impact You, Your Family and Your Community?” on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library. Admission is free. Everyone attending is eligible for a free raffle prize.
At this program, Hilary Papendick from San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability and Gary White, co-chair of the San Mateo Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, will discuss what sea level rise means for Burlingame and the Bay Area, what regional agencies and governments are doing to prepare for it, and how you can make a difference by making your voice heard.
“Residents of Burlingame and other cities who live or do business near the Bay may not realize they could be exposed to frequent flooding from rising sea levels in coming years, or that their property values could be impacted,” said Mike McCord, chair of CEC. “Residents who live in the hills could also be affected, since they rely on roads, airports, businesses and city infrastructure that would be crippled by the rising sea levels, which could increase two feet by 2050. Sea level rise has been described as a ‘slow-moving emergency.’”
In addition, Burlingame resident Brian Benn will explain how people can participate in the 2017 Bay Area Resilient by Design Challenge, which will fund interdisciplinary design teams to collaborate with communities and foster creative, implementable solutions for select locations around the Bay waterfront.