“As the Ocean Creeps In,” a recent Times-Union special report, revealed how decades of channelizing and dredging our river have left Jacksonville more susceptible to severe storms, flood events, and rising waters.
Experts will be on hand to discuss the impact of rising seas and dredging and how trees and green infrastructure can help create a more resilient Jacksonville.
Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper (Moderator)
Nate Monroe and Christopher Hong, Reporters of Florida Times-Union “As the Ocean Creeps In” special report.
Dr. Quinton White, Executive Director of Marine Science Research Institute, Jacksonville University.
Richard Leon, City of Jacksonville, Urban Forestry Manager
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If we don’t act now, we will be even more vulnerable as waters continue to rise, flooding becomes more frequent, public infrastructure fails, and our river is further degraded by more sewage and pollution. Now is the time for us to protect our river, to protect our community and to make Jacksonville the most resilient and competitive city on the East Coast.
Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207
6:00 pm Meet & Greet
6:30 pm Town Hall
This event is free and open to the public!
Contact Shannon Blankinship, Advocacy Director, at Shannon@StJohnsRiverkeeper.org for questions.