ACTION AGENDA: Flood Workshop

TIME: Thursday, May 30th, 5:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Do you want to make a change in your community? Are you ready to brainstorms with neighbors, local organizations, and experts?

Be part of the ACTION AGENDA, a free workshop series intended to engage the community in conversations about climate change in Rockaway.

Learn more from some of the leading experts in climate change and flooding and see what measures individuals in the community can take to improve the situation in the Rockaways.

We ask for your presence at this exciting opportunity to discuss practical solutions for dealing with chronic flooding, preparing for natural disasters, and building for rising sea levels.

Featured Speakers:

Klaus Jacob - Climate Scientist, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Ronald Shiffman - Professor Emeritus, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

Claire Weisz - Principal, WXY Architecture and Urban Design

Helen Cheng, a Coastal Resilience Specialist @ the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, will be speaking about her Citizen Science Jamaica Bay Community Flood Watch Project. Find out how YOU can be involved in reporting and tracking flooding in your neighborhood. Helen has been working with RISE's Shore Corps Interns to get the effort started here in Rockaway. These high-school interns will be sharing some of their findings. 

For more information, please contact Daniel Borrero at or (718) 327-5919.

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