415 578 2392

828 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

What is Resilient Shore?

Resilient Shore focuses on: (1) shoreline resilience/flood risk reduction; (2) transportation alternatives, and (3) risk management and insurance. We’ve been building a multidisciplinary team and connecting with decision-makers, researchers, and stakeholders since 2015.

Resilient Shore provides soup-to-nuts consulting services for shore resiliency planning, employing expertise in community outreach and engagement, geotechnical and civil engineering, habitat and wetlands delineation, landscape scale design, planning, and finance, risk management and governance.

Flooding affects everyone in San Rafael

We are facing an existential threat: by the year 2050, all of San Rafael’s low-lying areas (1/3rd of our population and 2/3rds of our economic base) will be periodically flooded unless we design and enact comprehensive adaptive measures.

The area in question stretches from Point San Pedro south to Point San Quentin, and inland all the way to downtown San Rafael. It contains many important businesses, apartment buildings and homes. All of them could be impacted in the next few years, with high tides covering some of the land with floodwaters up to ten feet deep.

This kind of flooding will also pose problems for homeowners at higher elevations, as the rising tidewaters cover access roads, impeding vital fire, police and ambulance services.

Resilient Shore commits to identifying solutions that work technically, socially, environmentally, and economically.

Working with neighbors on flood mitigation solutions

Our mission at Resilient Shore is to help find the right way of dealing with this threat. We’re a non-profit project dedicated to working with local people and businesses, listening to their concerns, and together creating the best-of-all-worlds flood mitigation plan that benefits everybody.

It’s all about community involvement

After four years of effort and the support of our strategic partners, we are poised to make exceptional progress.

We need your help raising $250,000 this year to protect San Rafael and improve our transportation infrastructure.

We all have a part in building a better future.

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Resilient Shore is a fiscally sponsored project of MarinLink, a California nonprofit corporation exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service #20-0879422.