Shifting Shorelines Workshops

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:40 am by

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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

Sea lev­el rise work­shops are free and open to all. Food and drinks pro­vid­ed. RSVP appre­ci­at­ed:,, or 378‑2319.

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