Living with Water’ Event Series: Walk the Shoreline, Kayak the Creek, Bike the Canal
Studio for Urban Projects, Bionic Team, San Rafael
This was a three-part event series coordinated by Studio for Urban Projects that connected San Rafael residents with local experts along the shoreline and were focused on Living With Water. They were each tailored to highlight the expertise of local experts, current and on-going projects, and awareness about flooding, sea level rise, and changes needed to improve life in San Rafael from health and safety, flooding, sea level rise, bicycling, walking, ecology, among others.
The shoreline walking tour that commenced at Pickleweed Park and ended at the Marin Rod and Gun Club with an oyster shucking party. Along the way, the tour saw the Flood Mobile, documented flora and fauna, studied the living shoreline pilot project, learned about existing projects, and discussed ideas for San Rafael’s future. The kayaking tour of the Canal and shoreline made stops at the living shoreline pilot project, Pickleweed Park, and mudflats. It explored a way of living with water that may be the future for San Rafael. The bicycle tour through the Canal District and East San Rafael generated awareness about bicycle safety and lack of safe conditions in San Rafael.
Producing an active participatory event series on landscape is a great way for residents to get to know their community and start to think about solutions for greater access, mobility and resiliency.