Lunch and Learn About Shoreline Resiliency

BEACH BEAT: The coastline is changing as storms erode salt marshes. The Rutgers University Field Station has been monitoring changes in the Wildlife Management Area off Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor. (Photo by Pat Johnson)

The coastal resilience puzzle: What are the pieces? How do they fit? What does it mean to be “resilient”? Lisa Auermuller, director of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, will explain during the Feb. 12 Lunch ’n’ Learn program at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Since Superstorm Sandy’s devastation at the shore in October 2012, strong partnerships have been cultivated among local communities, state agencies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management. In 2013, the federal “Getting to Resilience” technical assistance project has focused on the coast. The JCNERR has assisted almost 60 New Jersey communities in implementing resilience planning to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness.

Hear more about what the Reserve is doing to help the state and local communities become more resilient during this program, starting at 12:30 p.m. and lasting approximately an hour.

The cost is $2 per person, or $8 with lunch provided by the Union Market. Call the Seaport at 609-296-8868 to reserve a seat; then call the Union Market to place your lunch order at 609-879-5799.

—P.J.

Reposted from The Sandpaper, Feb. 5, 2020