Tide Up Videos

Tide Up: Voices on Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area is a collection of photos, video and stories told by the people who have found themselves personally tied up with the problem of sea level rise in California. Hear from the perspective of scientist, politicians, land managers and more about what is happening to our coast, what is already being done and how you can get involved.

Follow the Tide Up series on the SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve blog here, and on the California King Tide Initiative FaceBook page. and below as we post new videos to the series.

This video series was developed by SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Intern Tito Heiderer. To contact Tito with questions, please click here.

September 25, 2013

Secretary of California’s Natural Resources John Laird talks about why sea level rise is important for California, why you should get involved with the issue and why the California King Tides Initiative is a great place to begin.

September 17, 2013

Tom Parker met with me to talk about sea level rise and I got a very different perspective on the issue. He is a professor of wetland ecology and is an expert on the biology and ecology of tidal salt marshes and wetlands in the San Francisco Bay. His student’s should consider themselves lucky as Professor Parker is a great resource to those interested in exactly what the future holds for the Bay Area’s wetlands.

September 10, 2013

Laura Thompson is the Bay Trail Project Manager who was kind enough to meet with me to talk about how the Bay Trail is on the front line of king tides and sea level rise. As Project Manager she is keenly aware of sea level rise and has a wealth of information on where the effects are at their worst.

September 3, 2013

Will Travis knows everything there is to know about why the San Francisco Bay looks the way it does today. He was gracious enough to sit with me and recall the history of the filling of the bay and what steps the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has taken to plan for the unexpected future.

August 28, 2013

The Secretary of California’s Natural Resources is the California King Tide Initiative’s official spokesperson. Secretary Laird blew me away with his ability to talk about science and scientific research fluidly, which is a reassuring characteristic to find in a high level politician such as Secretary Laird. I was also taken back by his genuine enthusiasm about the project a well as his extensive experience dealing with sea level rise legislation.

August 14, 2013

Marc Holmes, Program Director at The Bay Institute 

I had the opportunity to speak with Marc Holmes about tidal marsh restoration, sea level rise, and the horizontal levee. To read more about my experience, check out my blog post here.