Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy:
Protecting Watershed Resources in a Changing Climate
Free Workshop - Register Online Now
Tuesday, January 29th, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Sheraton Colonial North Hotel
One Audubon Road, Wakefield
Last fall communities all across the East coast scrambled to plan for potential impacts from Hurricane Sandy. As you know, this storm of historic proportions veered south causing only minor damage in Massachusetts, while in nearby New York and New Jersey, over 110 people died and economic losses are now more than $50 billion.
Please join us on January 29th to hear about what worked and didn't work as public officials struggled to respond to damage caused by the hurricane. We will also explore how some of the lessons learned from this tragedy can inform our local and regional efforts to protect watershed resources in a changing climate.
Featured topics and speakers will include:
Steve Roy, LEED AP, Geosyntec Consultants
Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy
Julia Knisel, Coastal Resilience Specialist
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Municipal Resources for Coastal Protection
Joan LeBlanc, Saugus River Watershed Council
Developing Community Based Climate Adaptation Plans
Sam Cleaves, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Creating a Regional Framework for Climate Adaptation Planning
Register online now. This event is geared toward municipal officials, conservation commission members, town planners, community leaders, residents, environmental groups, and anyone involved with protecting coastal or watershed resources. Participants will have a chance to learn from each other and provide valuable input into ongoing planning efforts.
Meeting space, continental breakfast and coffee break were generously donated by the Sheraton Colonial North Hotel & Conference Center.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast / Registration / Networking
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Program
This event is part of the Saugus River Watershed Council's ongoing efforts to Protect Watershed Resources in a Changing Climate, funded in part by
the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
Special thanks to event sponsors Geosyntec Consultants, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, and the Sheraton Colonial North Hotel & Conference Center.