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Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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February 6: What the Locals Know About Flooding on the Coast
Presenter: Vanessa Dornisch, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Are things really worse than 25, 50, 75 years ago? Visitor or resident, flooding will impact your time at the shore. This session that contains both local knowledge and the science behind what is happening, will separate “scare talk” and “reality”. In partnership with government agencies and other organizations, New Jersey’s coastal communities are working to become more resilient to coastal hazards like flooding, storms, and sea level rise. Learn about why and how coastal flooding occurs, what is being done to prepare and adapt, and steps residents can take to help increase their communities’ resilience to coastal hazards.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
As the Coastal Training Program Coordinator at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in Tuckerton, Vanessa Dornisch has lead outreach and training that provides scientific information and technical assistance to New Jersey’s coastal management community. She previously worked at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Coastal Engineering and the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography from Rowan University and a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida.