Deputy Director, Planning and Development Metro Parks Tacoma Tacoma, Washington
Washington Sea Grant, a NOAA‐funded collaboration, produced localized sea-level projections for Washington State’s 3000+ mile coastline. Through panel discussion, this session will share how this data was incorporated into the Ruston Way Waterfront Vision Plan and merged with the City of Tacoma's and Metro Park's equity goals.
Recognize and understand the nuances and dynamics of sea-level rise with examples from the Puget Sound region.
Learn about the 2018 Washington State sea-level rise projections and coastal hazards‐related tools, and understand considerations when selecting appropriate sea-level rise projections.
Explore how sea level projections were applied during the visioning process for the Ruston Way Waterfront Plan and how they impacted planning and policy-making across stakeholders and city departments.
Understand how the planning team translated sea-level rise projection science into a series of public engagement activities designed to reach a diverse range of community members.