Shifting Shorelines Workshops
Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:40 am by Tim Dustrude
Shifting Shorelines Sea Level Rise Workshops – June 29–30
The San Juan Islands are one of the most beautiful places in the world. And increasingly vulnerable to more frequent and extreme storms that will affect the waterfront. But with good planning, we can protect the people and places we love.
Attend a workshop near you and learn about the best ways to protect waterfront properties and the community from coastal flooding and erosion, and how to care for the important habitats that will see changes as a result of sea level rise. There are a variety of low-cost steps that can be taken and a range of solutions available to island residents.
Learn about the latest science for our region, local vulnerability mapping results and how to protect local shorelines while building community resilience with coastal experts from Washington Sea Grant, Coastal Geologic Services and Friends of the San Juans. Short ‘live results’ interactive surveys will collect and share information on what participants value most about local shorelines and how our community can best prepare for sea level rise. Help inform the conversation in your community. Workshop funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Lopez Island: Thursday June 29, 10:30am-12:30pm, Woodmen Hall
- Orcas Island: Thursday June 29, 5–7pm, Eastsound Fire Hall
- San Juan Island: Friday June 30, 11am-1pm, Brickworks
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