PCAC members and friends may be interested in this major bay-related project. I wanted to be sure you were aware of it and also to let you know you are welcome to sign up for the stakeholder workshop webinar on June 14 at 2:00 p.m.
MESSAGE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND’S CLOELLE DANFORTH
We are seeking input on a project aimed to increase understanding of toxic releases due to flooding and sea-level rise in the Galveston Bay area. The project team, led by Environmental Defense Fund, includes several experts from Texas A&M University and Galveston Bay Foundation. This National Academy of Sciences funded project will explore the use of green or natural infrastructure solutions, such as dunes or increased vegetation, as resilience strategies to protect or mitigate petrochemical facilities at risk of flood-related damage. We are conducting a series of meetings to inform stakeholders and interested parties of this effort and its potential impacts.
A primary goal of these meetings will be to obtain feedback from stakeholders on community concerns that will be used to guide the development of recommendations or guidance for future planning. We have included groups with stakeholders from state and federal agencies, private corporations, and nonprofit groups with an interest in promoting resilient facility management to protect sensitive ecosystems and vulnerable communities. This feedback and engagement will be essential to the development of successful and effective adoption of nature-based solutions.
We invite your participation in a workgroup meeting, which will be held virtually on Monday June 14th at 2-5 pm CDT. Additionally, please feel free to forward this invitation to other potentially interested participants.
Information on the webinar:
Each attendant must register for this event in order to join this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please use this zoom link to register: https://edf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JlzaeBAhQzKBWdtd3W_o4A
The meeting will include a general overview of the project and will run approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. This session will be followed by a brief intermission before a second session of the technical advisory committee, which will also run one hour and fifteen minutes. You are invited to the first session but are welcome to join the second. A meal will be provided for attendees. Details to follow.
If you have questions about this project:
Please refer to the summary document included as an attachment to this email, which includes a signed copy of this letter. If you have questions about this project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to participate in the process of improving coastal resilience.
Cloelle Danforth, Ph.D. (she/her)
Senior Health Scientist
Environmental Defense Fund