BEC Learning Series: How Nature Alleviates Flooding

Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Webinar

WEBINAR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

While unprecedented social restrictions make CBF's bimonthly Brock Environmental Center Learning Series impossible to do in-person for the time being, the issues remain as important as ever. So we have moved this popular series online, increasing the number of available seats—and making the program monthly!

Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in weather patterns that result in warming temperatures and sea-level rise, unpredictable weather patterns, and increased storm intensity. It is a reality around the world—and it’s already having effects on our Bay and our everyday lives. Designing infrastructure that functions like the natural environment can alleviate flooding, reduce polluted runoff from urban areas, beautify neighborhoods, and create recreational benefits for communities.  

During this webinar, Virginia state and local leaders will go into further detail on the green infrastructure practices that will emulate the natural environment. We will also address resiliency strategies to address the increasing challenges that we face with climate change and flooding.  

Speakers include: 

  • Matthew J. Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia 

  • Andria McClellan, Councilmember, Norfolk City Council 

  • Mary-Carson Saunders Skiff, Policy Director, Wetlands Watch 

  • Tim Stromberg, Principal, Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates 

CBF's Brock Environmental Center Learning Series is presented with support from Jean Jenkins and Mike Newell.

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