Workshop will include tools and resources for adapting to a changing climate and other coastal hazards. Planners and floodplain managers can earn six continuing education credits for participation
PERRYSBURG, OH – Helping communities prepare for a changing climate and hazards that could impact their working waterfronts is the focus of a June 19 workshop being offered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Office of Coastal Management, and numerous partners including Lucas County, the city of Toledo, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Coastal Climate Adaptation & Resilience workshop will provide tools and resources for planners and professionals addressing land use, public health, stormwater, watersheds, economic development, emergency preparedness, agriculture, ports, natural resources, and sustainability issues in the western Lake Erie watershed.
Participating planners will earn six American Planning Association Certification Maintenance credits and Floodplain Managers will earn 6 Certified Floodplain Management (CFM) Core Credits.
The workshop will feature the latest research on the impacts of climate change and coastal hazards and focus on actions communities and resource managers can take to prepare and adapt. Participants will increase their ability to address coastal hazards through the use of the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide, a new tool being developed by the NOAA Digital Coast Partnership. Interactive breakout sessions will focus on adaptation efforts in Toledo and Lucas County, adaptation tools and resources, and best practices for community engagement and communicating about climate change impacts.
The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Owens Community College Toledo Area Campus. The $10 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Participants can register online at www.lucascountygreen.com/coastal-climate-adaptation-and-resilience-workshop, or for information contact Heather Elmer (419) 433-4601 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Melissa Greene (419) 893-1966 ext. 5 email@example.com; or the Toledo Division of Environmental Services at (419) 936-3015. A complete list of workshop sponsors is also found online.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at ohiodnr.gov.
For further information, contact:
Heather Elmer, ODNR Division of Wildlife