Science Saturday: The Army Corps of Engineers & LBI

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Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Fee: $5

Fee with Member Discount: Free for Members

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In its 11th season, Science Saturdays at the LBIF tackles todays’ most pressing scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that directly affect our shore community and the Barnegat Bay.  Science Saturdays are interactive and informative hands-on presentations in an informal atmosphere.

Presenter: Keith Watson, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District + Jeff Gebert, Hurricane Sandy Planning Technical Expert, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has a long history of working on Long Beach Island dating back to the 1800’s. Most residents and visitors are familiar with the ongoing effort to build dunes on the oceanfront, but the Corps has been involved in projects at Barnegat Inlet for nearly 200 years. Keith & Jeff will enlighten you with the science behind the Corps work to build dunes and the history of their work in the inlet.

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