The Conservation Law Foundation is hosting an afternoon walking tour of South Kingstown’s Matunuck Beach on Sunday, September 28th. The goal is to raise awareness of the critical issues threatening our waters – and the work that must be done, now, to save them. With CLF experts as guides, walkers will tour the beautiful, but threatened, Matunuck shoreline and discover how, together, we can make a difference for New England’s waters – and for the people, wildlife, and communities that depend on them. After the walk, participants are invited to mix, mingle, and share ideas over food and drinks at South Kingstown Land Trust Barn.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this event, contact Conservation Law Foundation at http://action.clf.org/site/PageNavigator/saveourshoreslandingpage.html
Walk: 1:30-4:00pm Reception: 4:00-5:30pm CLF Lead Guide: Tricia Jedele, VP and Director, CLF Rhode Island Communities all along New England’s coasts are facing tough decisions about how to plan for the impacts of climate change, from dramatic beach erosion and rising seas to record-breaking storm surges. At Matunuck Beach, unprecedented erosion has already claimed much of this once large and sandy barrier beach and is now threatening to undermine a road that serves 240 homes and several businesses. On our walk, we’ll learn how short-sighted decisions of the past have only made the crisis worse and what the actions taken today will mean not only for the future of Matunuck and South Kingstown, but for coastal communities from Rhode Island to Maine. Walk: Moderate 1.5-mile walk on uneven sandy beach. Waterproof footwear recommended. Reception: South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown