Salt Marshes: Their Science and Preservation

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Stone Barn Farm
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Stone Barn Farm
786 Horseneck Road
Dartmouth, MA 02748
Latitude: 41.530661
Longitude: -71.025230

If you’re interested in salt marshes and climate change, then this is the program for you! This afternoon program blends professional speakers with salt marsh walks and lively dialogue.

Speakers include: Judith S. Weis, Professor Emerita of Biology, Rutgers University and Sam Whitin, New England Operations Manager/Scientist EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

Topics include:

  • Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History. Enjoy a historical overview of Atlantic Coast salt marshes, the plants and animals that live there, the functions they perform, and how humans have altered them physically (including climate change), chemically, and biologically. Discussion will include marsh restoration and recovery.
  • Salt Marsh Recovery – Sediment Dispersal Method. This informational session will describe the use of thin layer dispersal of sediment as a technique to build up marsh surface in response to sea level rise, focusing on engineering, permitting, and implementation challenges.

After and in between lectures, join us for a guided walk along the marsh at 1pm and another at 4pm.  Each walk lasts approximately one hour.

Cost: Free

Register Online
For more information:
Phone: (508) 636-2437
Hosted By: Mass Audubon
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