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Coastal Erosion Field Tour: SWCS-Southern NE Chapter Annual Summer Meeting
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The Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society will hold its Annual Summer Meeting on Friday, August 10, 2018. It will include a coastal erosion field tour.

When: Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
17 Matunuck Beach Road
South Kingstown, Rhode Island  02879
United States

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9:00 AM


SWCS Members & Government Staff $35

Non-SWCS Members $50


The Soil & Water Conservation Society’s (SWCS) Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) is hosting an annual Summer Meeting for SWCS members and the public. This is a workshop focused on Coastal Erosion, beginning with coffee at the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn on Friday, August 10 in Wakefield, Rhode Island. The BeachSAMP will be discussed and followed by a field tour to coastal erosion sites along the South Kingstown Town beach with lunch, beverages, and a SWCS SNEC membership meeting.


Teresa Crean, Community planner and coastal management extension specialist with the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and Rhode Island Sea Grant at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

Samantha Apgar, UConnPhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Dr. Bryan Oakley from Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) will speak on RI shoreline change, focusing on the Matunuck area.

Janet Freedman, a Coastal Geologist at RI Coastal Resources Management Councilwill lead the field tour of coastal sites along the beach!
Debbie Surabian, NRCS CT State Soil Scientist, will give a quick overview of the Coastal Zone Soil Survey (CZSS).


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