Forum on Coastal Resilience and Sea Level Rise
January 28th at 10:00 am
The Orient Association hosted a forum on Coastal Resilience and Sea-Level Rise. The guest speaker was Elizabeth Hornstein.
Elizabeth is a Sustainable and Resilient Communities Extension Professional with New York Sea Grant. She is supporting Suffolk County communities within the Long Island Sound watershed with sustainability and resilience planning and implementation of projects. The goal of this work is to help communities anticipate and overcome disturbances caused by a changing climate. Elizabeth will discuss sea level rise and environmental threats affecting Orient, as well as opportunities to increase resilience.
Elizabeth has a master’s degree in marine science from Stony Brook University and over ten years of experience working in the marine and environmental conservation fields, leading projects to restore coastal habitats and fish, increase shoreline resilience, and improve water quality.