The City of Newburyport invites you to attend a public meeting to learn how efforts to restore dunes on Plum Island will help slow erosion, reduce the risk of flooding, protect the beach itself, and improve beach access for residents and visitors. Some work has already been completed, and more work is planned! This is your opportunity to provide input, ask questions, and make sure your voice is heard as we work together to reduce community vulnerability to coastal hazards while maintaining beach access for all.
6:35 Municipal Perspective on Plum Island Erosion & Dune Restoration Julia Godtfredsen, City of Newburyport
6:40 Overview of Dune Restoration & Beach Access Project: Taj Schottland, National Wildlife Refuge and Gregg Moore, University of New Hampshire
7:00 Review & Status of Completed Work Darryl Forgione, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
7:10 Group Discussion Facilitated by Taj Schottland, NWF
7:50 Wrap-up & Next Steps Julia Godtfredsen, City of Newburyport