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Climate Expert Discusses Salt Marsh Migration In Norwalk

Adam Whelchel, director of science at The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut in New Haven, will speak at the annual meeting of the Norwalk Land Trust on Jan. 23.
Adam Whelchel, director of science at The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut in New Haven, will speak at the annual meeting of the Norwalk Land Trust on Jan. 23. Photo Credit: contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Adam Whelchel, director of science at The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut in New Haven, will discuss the effect of salt marsh migration on Norwalk’s seaside properties at the annual meeting of the Norwalk Land Trust on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowayton Community Center.

Whelchel, an authority on ecological restoration and climate preparedness, holds a doctorate in plant soil science/hydrology from the University of Delaware.

He is the author of “Adapting to the Rise: A Guide for Connecticut’s Coastal Communities,” a study projecting the impact of flooding and sea level rise.

The meeting is free and open to the public. A cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. will precede the presentation.

The Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the environment, currently stewards 28 parcels of land covering 98 acres.

For more information on the group, click here.

The community center is located at 33 Highland Ave.

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