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Sea Level Rise Forum in Newport Tonight

What have been the impacts and lessons learned from recent major weather events and what we can work toward in the future?

Photo via: EngageRI
Photo via: EngageRI

Tonight, from 6 pm to 8 p.m., the City of Newport will be hosting an Engage Newport Public Event to discuss the topic of Sea Level Rise and the impact on Newport.

The Engage Newport Sea Aware Event - Newport's Waterfront and Sea Level Rise - What have been the impacts and lessons learned from recent major weather events and what we can work toward in the future?  - will be held at the Newport Yacht Club.

Newport residents and business owners are invited to attend this event to learn about the impacts of rising sea levels, the lessons learned to date and what solutions can be developed for the future with this information.

What: Engage Newport Sea Aware - Newport's Waterfront and Sea Level Rise - What have been the impacts and lessons learned from recent major weather events and what we can work toward in the future? 

When: Tuesday March 4, 2014 - 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf, Newport RI

Why: Public informational event discussing what has been learned and what solutions can be developed for the future with regard to the issue of Sea Level Rise and the Newport Waterfront.

Who:  Panel Members

Grover Fugate – Executive Director, CRMC (Coastal Resources Management Council)

Michelle Burnett - Floodplain Manager, RIEMA (Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency)

Paul Carroll - Director of Civic Investment, City of Newport

Peter Connerton - Chief, Newport Fire Department

Teresa Crean – URI Coastal Resources Center-Sea Grant Program 

For more information on Sea Level Rise and the Sea Aware project visit: www.cityofnewport.com and go to Engage Newport

 

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