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Webinar: Climate Change and Wetland Restoration

May 30, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Part of the Together North Jersey Resilience Webinar Series, co-sponsored by the Together North Jersey (TNJ) Resilience Task Force and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

*Application for .75 AICP CE credits pending*

Rutgers University’s current projections estimate a 1.4-foot rise in water by 2050, leaving coastal and riverine communities increasingly vulnerable to inundation, flooding, and storm surge. Encroaching sea waters threaten to destroy the integrity of North Jersey’s wetlands, the loss of which means the loss of an important ecological resource and a critical barrier that protects communities from flooding and storm surge. However, by dedicated efforts to maintain existing or new wetlands, communities can reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change while preserving important ecological systems. This webinar will introduce participants to:

  • Sea level rise and storm surge projections
  • The threat climate change poses to wetlands
  • The importance of wetlands in mitigating the impacts of climate change
  • Successful wetlands creation and restoration projects implemented by North Jersey communities
  • Funding sources that have supported successful projects in North Jersey

The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A.

Presenters: Stacy Krause, AICP PP CFM and Leah B. Yasenchak, PhD, AICP PP CEcD

Location: online

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