ACTION AGENDA: Flood Workshop

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

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

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

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 Interns will share some of the other projects they've been working on as well. 

Other speakers will include:

-Klaus Jacob - Special Research Scientist @ the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of the Earth Institute (Columbia University)

-Philip Orton - Research Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography & Storm Surges @ Stevens Institute of Technology

-Ronald Shiffman - Urban Planner and Professor @ the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development

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

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