Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sea Level Rise Listening Sessions

There will be Sea Level Rise Listening Sessions at the end of this month in Virginia Beach. They will be held:

March 30

1 - 4 P.M. - Virginia Aquarium

5:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Red Mill Elementary School

March 31

1 - 4 P.M. - Meyera Oberndorf Central Library

5:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Bayside Recreation Center

As has been discussed at meetings of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), Hampton Roads' infrastructure is second most vulnerable in the country to sea level rise. The only region worse than us is (gulp!) New Orleans. Cliff Hayes stated that if we don't get to work on this issue, future generations will condemn us for our inaction.

Involved in the sessions are the University of Virginia Institute for Environmental Negotiation, Old Dominion University, the HRPDC, Wetlands Watch, and the City of Virginia Beach.

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