Why Is the Water Rising?

Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: 8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, MD 20677, USA

The National Climate Assessment released in November tells us that sea levels along the mid-Atlantic coast are rising three to four times higher than the global average, and flooding due to high tides and storm surges is occurring more frequently. Why is this happening and what does this mean for the Chesapeake Bay, for Charles County, and for the Port Tobacco River? What action can we take to address these effects?
Join us Thursday, May 23, for a public program featuring speakers from NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office, Maryland DNR’s Chesapeake & Coastal Service, Charles County’s Office of Planning and Growth Management, and SMECO’s office of Distributed Energy and Sustainability whose expertise can help us understand the challenges we face.
The program will take place from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco MD 20677. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.