STINSON BEACH (BCN) — Marin County is holding a virtual meeting next week to present the findings of a study on how the Stinson Beach community will have to adapt to rising sea levels in the coming years and decades.

The meeting is planned for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when the county’s Community Development Agency will present the study via Zoom and discuss options for addressing the sea level rise.

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The county has determined hundreds of homes on the west side of state Highway 1 near Stinson Beach could be exposed to flooding in the coming decades and beaches may disappear by 2050.

The study lays out options to address the rising waters, including building a seawall or creating more natural alternatives like a system of dunes or cobble-gravel berms.

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“We are looking for a climate change adaptation that will allow people to stay in their places longer, protect natural resources, and sustain public beach access,” county planner Leslie Lacko said in a statement. “It doesn’t have to be one or the other.”

People can register for Thursday’s meeting at
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdemhqj4qGNHJhsO4W1CuxgE4Qa89gAtx.

The study and more information about the county’s efforts to address sea level rise and other impacts of climate change can be found at https://www.marincounty.org/depts/cd/divisions/planning/csmart-sea-level-rise/adaptation-planning.

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