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Your Compassionate Coastline: Sea-Level Rise in St. Margaret’s Bay & What We Can Do!
February 12, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
We all need to know more about what to expect in our area for sea-level rise. It is happening. There is much more to come. Effects are serious. But we can do much positive in response. All of us can help. So join us!
Our speakers will lead us in exploring the most critical issues with a focus specifically on St. Margaret’s Bay. You will be offered the latest information, including sources for ongoing learning. We will engage in documenting your concerns and questions with a special interest in your local knowledge of specific impacts and vulnerabilities, including what you say needs to be done here. This is for everybody whether you live here, or on the coast, or not. Organizations are particularly urged to send representatives.
“Sea-level rise is impacting our coastal communities more and more every year and it’s not expected to let up in the future. Communities need knowledge, they need tools, but most importantly they need to feel empowered to do something about it.” Samantha Page, EAC’s Coastal Adaptation Coordinator.
Samantha will present evidence and tools recently developed and fully up-dated. The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with the Department of Fisheries & Oceans to create an informative website and workshop for coastal residents, fishermen, and municipalities about rising seas that are specific to our region and communities.
This project is designed to:
- Help communities learn about sea-level rise and how it affects them,
- Provide access to tools that have been developed locally with the latest climate change information available,
- Show the need for incorporating sea-level rise into future plans.
Kelly Schnare will be presenting an interactive workshop with Sierra Club of Canada Atlantic’s Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050, (RAH2050.org) which aims to inspire and identify with our waters for the next generation. Story sharing using the ‘Swim Drink Fish’ program called #mywatermark will engage participants to document their coastal experiences.
“Personally inquiring and reflecting on Saint Margaret’s Bay is essential to this workshop. Re-imagining SMB in 2050 asks: how do you talk about the Bay, how do you interact with it? Collectively a shared vision for the next generation uses a blue lens to look at our community to uncover a cultural, watershed, and species dialogue to allow us to further understand the centre of our community.” Kelly Schnare, Program Coordinator with Sierra Club Atlantic.
Sign up (encouraged but not required) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 902.442.5046. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All Welcome, No cost. — Can’t make it to the workshop? We would still love your feedback on the website content.
Hosts: Transition Bay St Margarets and Ecology Action Centre. More information at: transitionbay.ca/events and at: ecologyaction.ca/issue-area/coastal-and-water-projects.
Transition Bay St Margarets works on the need for adaptable and resilient local communities as part of the International Transition Movement – focused on building resiliency back into local areas in a project-driven approach. We have launched a number of successful projects in the Bay and also continue to host regional workshops on related topics.