ACAP Cape Breton and the Main-à-Dieu Community Development Association are pleased to welcome the public to the first of two climate change workshops to discuss community issues related to climate change on October 30 at 6pm. Residents can participate by attending this free workshop at the Coastal Discovery Centre on 2886 Louisbourg Main a Dieu Rd in Main-A-Dieu from 6pm–8pm.
ACAP Cape Breton would like to hear about how the coastline is changing from the people who live on the coast and see it every day. They are interested in personal observations, photographs, anecdotes—anything that helps to tell the story of how the coast is changing in Main-à-Dieu. These observations gathered by the community on October 30th will be combined with data collected through GIS mapping to create a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Marconi Trail. The draft adaptation plan, developed by incorporating the local knowledge of the community, will be held at the second workshop.
“Using aerial photographs and computer software, we can create a picture of the past and present conditions of the coast, and get an idea of how it may look in the future,” explains Ashley Shelton, Project Coordinator at ACAP Cape Breton and GIS lead for the project. “By comparing these, we can see where and how the coast is changing over time and consider how we may be able to adapt to these changes.”
ACAP Cape Breton will be participating in a series of public workshops to gather information from community members and explore what the future may hold for our coastlines in a changing climate. In the meantime, individuals are encouraged to contact ACAP Cape Breton with information about changes they’ve seen in their coastline at any time. We can be reached by phone at 567-1628 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This free event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.
ACAP Cape Breton, located at 582 George St. in Sydney is a non-profit, charitable community organization with a community vision: Local people are actively engaged, working, and learning together to build a healthy and sustainable island.