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Coastal Processes Along Plum Island

05/24/2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Storm Surge Climate Stewards

Matthew Shultz, PE
Senior Coastal Engineer, Woods Hole Group, Inc.

Coastal Processes Along Plum Island



May 24, 2017

7-8:30 pm
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport

Over the years, many opinions have emerged about where the sand flows along Plum Island, why it does this, and how it relates to episodes of erosion there. Effective coastal management policy relies on what’s actually happening along the shore, rather than on conjecture. To shed light on this, and lay some misconceptions to rest, Matthew Shultz of the Woods Hole Group will present the results of a recently completed regional assessment study of coastal processes along Plum Island. The Woods Hole Group carried out the study in collaboration with Boston University, on behalf of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. The project was funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Federation’s Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program as part of a larger Community Risk Reduction study.  Read more….



7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Storm Surge Climate Stewards


Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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