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FMA Coastal Colloquium: Development Along the Oakland Estuary Shoreline
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When: Saturday, August 10th
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Tidewater Boating Center Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
4675-A Tidewater Ave.
Oakland, California  94601
United States
Contact: Vince Geronimo

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In Partnership with: 
East Bay Regional Park District 
American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) Bay Area Hub 

Coastal Colloquium concept: This is a DO-and-LEARN Event. Participants will paddle the Oakland Estuary in tandem kayaks and hear from community representatives as they discuss improvements along the Alameda and Oakland shorelines. 

Oakland Estuary consisted of undeveloped marshlands where the Ohlone tribe fished and hunted for hundreds of years before 1800. By the mid-19th century, merchant shipping transport was prevalent in the tributary streams. Settlement in the area eventually lead the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the estuary in 1913, thereby making Alameda an island and creating Coast Guard island. The Oakland Estuary is now in the center of the most diverse and inclusive urban community in the nation, and development is thriving along the shoreline.  Today, most of the Oakland Estuary shoreline is developed from San Francisco Bay to San Leandro Bay leaving little to no historic marshland. 

Come enjoy a relaxing paddle, launching from East Bay Regional Park District’s Tidewater Boating Center. You’ll hear from Park District, municipality, and regulatory agency staff the as they discuss development taking shape along the estuary and the long-term planning being taken to protect residential consumers and property from sea level rise in the coming decades. 

Paddle-Panel Panelists: 
Kelsey Gielen, Recreation Coordinator, EBRPD Tidewater Boating Center 
Laurie Kozisek, Associate Civil Engineer, Public Works Department, City of Alameda 
Kristin Hathaway, Watershed and Stormwater Division and DD Program Manager, City of Oakland 
TBD, Waterfront Action, Inc
(invited) Alameda County, USACE, BCDC, USCG, SFBRWQCB, Friends of the Estuary, SPUR

Tidewater Boating Center Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
4675-A Tidewater Ave. Oakland, CA 94601
Saturday, August 10th; 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm; Gates open at 8 AM; Office at 9
(Time set based on tidal/current information, to minimize level of difficulty for paddlers)
Safety Discussion and Paddle (Three-hour event)
Post Paddle networking: Brotzeit Lokal Boathaus & Biergarten, 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland

Fee is $25 for each participant, which includes Park District guides, instruction, gear and boats. 

Participation is capped at 20 ppl (10 tandem kayaks). Everyone is required to fill out an EBRPD waiver and an FMA release form. 

For additional information, please contact Vince Geronimo, FMA Coastal Issues Committee Chair:

**No refunds or cancellations will be allowed.

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