Paul Engelmeyer, a leading local voice for conservation, with decades of experience working in partnership with groups such as the Audubon Society and the Siuslaw Forest Stewardship. will discuss Land/Sea Connections and Natural Climate Solutions for carbon storage at the second meeting of the Waldport Climate Crisis Planning Committee on Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Seashore Family Literacy Center in Waldport.
Engelmeyer’s presentation so far outlines the issues including sea level rise (includes storms, landslides and road closures), sustainability (includes water, food, medical resources and fuel), fire (heat impacts and tree removal), education and community outreach. Other issues for possible further research will be discussed, including economic impacts, ocean acidification, and energy alternatives.
At these planning meetings, we discuss strategy for surviving potential local effects of the climate crisis. Waldport residents are urged to join elected officials and other interested parties , coming together as citizens to create and implement our action plan.
Bill Kucha, founder and chair of 350.Oregon Central Coast, will moderate the discussion. The planning meeting is sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby, 350.Oregon Central Coast, and Senitila McKinley. The Seashore Family Literacy Center is located at the east end of the parking area behind the (now closed) Umpqua Bank building. From Highway 34, turn north at the intersection of Spring Street and Alder, across from the Fire Station, then right into the former parking lot. The Center is located in the DaNoble House, at the far east end of the lot.
These planning and information meetings are part of a 2018 Lincoln County resolution to review climate legislation and policy choices by local decision-makers. Residents, businesses, private and public service providers, and all interested parties are invited to participate and weigh in on this serious and profound crisis.
For more information, contact Bill Kucha, 541 765 2451