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Past, Present, and Future of Tidal Wetlands in the Yaquina Bay Estuary

What did the Yaquina Bay Estuary look like 200 years ago? What might it look like a hundred years in the future? Places where rivers meet the ocean are in constant change, but recent history has seen especially broad changes related to human impacts.

At the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s (MCWC) April Community meeting (4/7 at 6:30 pm via Zoom), we’ll travel through time so you can visualize the estuary’s past, how it has changed, and its potential future — and we’ll talk about what these changes mean to people and wildlife that live here and use the estuary.  Our presenter will be Laura Brophy, the director of the Estuary Technical Group at the Institute of Applied Ecology. She has been involved in estuary research and management for several years on the Oregon coast.

As the lead researcher on MCWC’s ‘Landward Migration Zone’ study, she has conducted extensive studies of how the tides will change in the estuary in different sea level rise scenarios and will be sharing the results of the study as part of the presentation.

Register for this Zoom meeting with the following link, and the link to join the meeting will be sent to you: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrf-CoqzspGtc4H56EmBe7AAXwuAM7Im0X

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