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Preparing Coastal Communities for Sea Level Rise

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly visible in our state and across the nation. Intense storms, unusual temperatures, and ocean warming are just some of the climate-related stories covered in local news. Sea level rise, however, is less visible, as are the compounding effects of storm surge and extreme precipitation events. Ensuring the region’s resiliency to sea level rise clearly requires a scientifically informed and engaged public, now and in the future. Join Maine’s First Ship and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust to explore the data behind sea level rise and models projecting its future impacts. How can we best prepare our communities for resiliency?

Gayle Bowness, a Nova Scotia native, has a B.S. in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University and a M.S. from Lesley University in Ecological Teaching and Learning. She has been living in Maine for 16 years and has been working at Gulf of Maine Research Institute since 2005. Gayle has designed and delivered a variety of education programs, from watersheds to electricity efficiency and is now focused on sea level rise. Gayle is raising her 2 children in Cape Elizabeth where they enjoy exploring the coastline of Maine.

Let us know you’ll be joining the talk! Sign up by calling Maine’s First Ship at 207-443-4242.

Join us for Summer at the Freight Shed 2019.


July 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm