Maine’s Coastal Marshes – homegrown climate change mitigation

Maine’s Coastal Marshes – homegrown climate change mitigation

Maine’s Coastal Marshes: homegrown climate change mitigation

Sunday, March 22; 12:45pm-1:45pm

Main Street Gallery, Maine Discovery Museum
74 Main Street, Bangor ME

Sea-level rise threatens tidal marshes and other sensitive coastal habitats. These places provide habitat for a wide range of species; they also help protect Maine communities from coastal flooding and storm surge. Protecting coastal marshes will require a mix of strategies that includes conservation of the most sensitive habitats, and restoration to improve road crossings that negatively impacts marshes. In this forum, you’ll hear an overview of how partners across Maine are applying the latest science on sea-level rise to help communities and land trusts make more informed decisions.

Recommended audience: high school and up

Presenters

Jeremy Gabrielson, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Ellen Bartow-Gillies, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Maine Coastal Program

Tamara Risser – moderator

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