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Community Outreach in the Great Marsh
Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Coastal Risks
A Project of the Waquoit Bay Reserve in...
“NERRS”
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
2
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
3
RESEARCH EDUCATION
TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT STEWARDSHIP
What We Learned From A Needs Assessment
Local officials want tools and resources to reach their
communities more effective...
Closing the Education & Engagement Gap
Risks Community
Harness the Power of Video
7
Show Risks
Posed by Sea
Level Rise and
Coastal
Storms
Show what
the Great
Marsh
Coalition is
...
Some Key Messages
• High economic impact of past storms
• Likelihood of more intense storms
• Vulnerability of recreationa...
Some Elements of the Video
9
GMC
Partnership
Local Voices Youth
Case studies –
What is being
done
Local
Leaders
What’s at
...
Video Status
• Identified videographer
• Pre-production planning
• Honing messages
• Identifying existing resources we can...
Thank you
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Tonna-Marie Rogers: Great Marsh Symposium

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As presented at the 2015 Great Marsh Coalition's Sea Level Rise Symposium

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Tonna-Marie Rogers: Great Marsh Symposium

  1. 1. Community Outreach in the Great Marsh Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Coastal Risks A Project of the Waquoit Bay Reserve in Collaboration with the Great Marsh Coalition with support from a FEMA Coastal Resilience Grant
  2. 2. “NERRS” Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 2
  3. 3. Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 3 RESEARCH EDUCATION TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT STEWARDSHIP
  4. 4. What We Learned From A Needs Assessment Local officials want tools and resources to reach their communities more effectively.
  5. 5. Closing the Education & Engagement Gap Risks Community
  6. 6. Harness the Power of Video 7 Show Risks Posed by Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms Show what the Great Marsh Coalition is Doing? Illustrate Potential Adaptation Strategies and What Community Members Can Do Communication Provide a Transferable Communication Tool Enhance Outreach in the Great Marsh Area and Beyond Communicate About Adapting to SLR and Storm Impacts HELP INSPIRE ACTION AND SUPPORT
  7. 7. Some Key Messages • High economic impact of past storms • Likelihood of more intense storms • Vulnerability of recreational resources • Structural and non-structural adaptation strategies • Need to protect natural ecosystems – work with nature to bolster resilience • Seek to reduce risks as we recover from past losses – build back better • Invest in resilience 8
  8. 8. Some Elements of the Video 9 GMC Partnership Local Voices Youth Case studies – What is being done Local Leaders What’s at Risk Multiple Users Iconic Places
  9. 9. Video Status • Identified videographer • Pre-production planning • Honing messages • Identifying existing resources we can pull from • We will be reaching out to some of you in this room • May/ June 2016 – completion goal 10
  10. 10. Thank you

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