April 26, 2013

Come join the conversation about climate change prep at a special event on the Cape!

The Wellfleet Community Forum, in conjunction with the Mass Audubon Society and the Wellfleet Conservation trust will host presentations and panel discussions on “Planning for Climate Change” at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday May 4 at the Wellfleet Bay Audubon Sanctuary from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This will be followed by Community Walks from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the afternoon.

Presenters include:

Dan Wolf, State Senator
Introductory remarks

Greg Berman, Coastal Processes Specialist, Woods Hole Sea Grant
Expected Changes in Wellfleet due to a Dynamic Climate

Nicholas A. Robinson, Professor of Environmental Law, Pace University
Strategies for Adaptation: Motivating Community Participation and Preparation

Judith Pederson, Ph.D., MIT Sea Grant Advisory Leader
Adaptation: Best Practices for Short-Term Solutions and Long-Term Changes

Additional panelists will be Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon and Marcus Springer, Chair, Energy Committee at the Town of Wellfleet

The afternoon walks will be “Reading the History of the Landscape at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary” with Mass Audubon naturalist Dennis Murley, “Herring River Restoration with John Portnoy”, retired ecologist, National Park Service, and “Walking Whalebone Point” with Wellfleet Conservation Trust President Dennis O’Connell.

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MIT Sea Grant's Judy Pederson is a presenter on Strategies for Adaptation in an upcoming discussion on climate change at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod.

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