Natural Solutions for Stabilizing Our Coastlines

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom.
Learn about the role of nature-based coastal resilience solutions in combatting the effects of climate change in our communities. A representative of the Climate Ready Casco Bay project will talk about the process for developing a collaborative regional resilience plan to mitigate flood risks and manage erosion. This joint project, facilitated by the Greater Portland Council of Governments and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, is focusing on 11 Casco Bay communities, including Chebeague Island and Cumberland. We'll also hear from an expert in ecological restoration and coastal stabilization projects about his extensive on-the-ground experience helping land trusts, conservation commissions, and private landowners.
Sara Mills-Knapp works to position Greater Portland Council of Governments as a regional and statewide leader in climate-change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
Seth Wilkinson is a certified ecological restoration practitioner and president of Wilkinson Ecological Design.