Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sea Level Rise: Our local concerns - CONA May 8th

Sarasota County Council of
Neighborhood Associations - CONA

       - monthly meeting -
       MondayMay 82017 at 7 p.m.

sea level rise
our local concerns -

  On Monday, May 8, please join CONA for a discussion of sea level rise, its anticipated effects on our community, and local efforts to address how, as a waterfront region, we adapt. Local professionals actively working on these issues will be led by Lorrie Muldowney, a historic preservation consultant practicing out of Sarasota and a director of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. 
     David Shafer, executive director of the Science and Environmental Council, will discuss the recently launched Sarasota-Manatee Climate Council, an independent regional work group that aims to advance understandings of climate change, translate them into projects, planning, and policies that will connect agencies, organizations, and community groups in information sharing, collaboration, and action. 
      Jack Merriam, a natural scientist with extensive governmental experience in water management, currently a director on the boards of the Sarasota Bay Foundation and the Suncoast Waterkeeper, will discuss effects on our community. Tim Rumage, co-founder of This Spaceship Earth, co-author of the recent book bearing the same title, and the coordinator and professor of environmental studies at Ringling College of Art and Design, will round out our discussion of local efforts. 
      Lorrie Muldowney will end our discussion with information about efforts by local governments in Florida to address protecting historic resources and the application of community planning and building documentation tools. Q&A will follow.


  See for more about CONA.
social 6:30 p.m. -  meeting 7:00 p.m.
at the Sarasota Garden Club

neighbors helping neighbors since 1961

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