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Climate Change and the Outer Cape - What are the implications and what can we do

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Date: February 12, 2009
Contact: Megan Tyrrell, Inventory and Monitoring Program, 508-487-3262 ext. 105

Climate change is the most prominent environmental issue in the news today.  Among the myriad projected impacts of climate change, increased frequency and severity of storms, sea level rise, and changes in ocean currents could affect communities on the Outer Cape most profoundly.  Cape Cod National Seashore is hosting a series of presentations by local climate change experts to review the implications of and planning for climate change.  All presentations will be on Wednesdays at 4 pm in theAtlantic Research Center’s multipurpose roomat Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore.  The multipurpose room is at 43 Old Dewline Road, Truro.

February 18

More Intense Storms, Climate Changes, and Rising Sea Level - Gordon Peabody, Safe Harbors

February 25

Portrait of a Coast – film and discussion -Graham Giese, Ph.D., Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

March 18

Storm Smart Coasts- Andrea Cooper and Stephen McKenna, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management

If You Go: Take Route 6 to the Cape Cod (Highland) Light exit in Truro. Travel past the turn to the lighthouse and golf course. Turn left onto Old Dewline Road. Continue up Old Dewline until you pass thru a tall fence. The multipurpose room is the third building on the right side. Parking is across the street from the building. For more information, contact Megan Tyrrell at (508) 487-3262 ext. 105.

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Did You Know?

vernal pond

The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.