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Agenda for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Press Conference

MILFORD, Del. (September 10, 2014)— A press conference announcing Delaware’s second annual Sea Level Rise Awareness Week will be held on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:30 pm at the DuPont Nature Center (2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford, DE 19963). The theme of this year’s Sea Level Rise Awareness Week is adapting to sea level rise through green and natural solutions. This press event will highlight how local communities and environmental organizations have been implementing projects to improve Delaware’s resiliency to a rising sea level.

Agenda for September 10 press conference (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm):
1:30 DNREC Secretary David Small
1:45 Councilperson Kathy Lock of Slaughter Beach
1:55 Lisa Wool of Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
2:05 Jen Volk of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
2:15 Chris Bason of Delaware Center for Inland Bays

Delaware Nature Society has partnered with 19 other organizations on a campaign called S.O.S Delaware to raise public awareness about sea level rise and its impact on Delaware. Sea Level Rise Awareness Week will run from September 13 - 20, 2014.

With the lowest average land elevation in the U.S. at only 60 feet above sea level, and 381 miles of shoreline, coastal communities in Delaware are already experiencing the impacts of sea level rise. In response, a campaign to raise public awareness about sea level rise and its impact on Delaware is being sponsored by 20 organizations. A calendar of events, a variety of resources, and links to all of the organizations sponsoring Delaware Sea Level Rise Awareness Week can be found at www.SOSDelaware.org.


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