April 18, 2023
Barrington Public Library
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Sea Level Rise, Coastal Adaptation and Resilience, Teresa Crean
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Join the Barrington Garden Club for speaker Teresa Crean at the Barrington Public Library. Registration required for nonmembers. Please email or call the library to register.
Sea Level Rise, Coastal Adaptation and Resilience
Teresa Crean, AICP, Director of Planning, Building, And Resilience - Town of Barrington
As sea levels rise as a result of global warming, coastal communities like Barrington face increasing challenges. As reported by WPRI News in January, it is projected that a 3-mile stretch of County Road near Osamequin Nature Trail and Bird Sanctuary could be underwater during monthly King Tides by as early as 2035. Barrington has been a leader in climate change mitigation, forming a Municipal Resilience Program in 2019. Early in 2022 the Town of Barrington was fortunate to have Teresa Crean join the Town as Director of Planning, Building, and Resilience, who is a community planner and coastal management extension specialist formerly at the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island. Her work has included coastal community planning, renewable energy planning, and marine spatial planning as well as issues facing aquaculture and working waterfronts. Teresa has a Master of Landscape Architecture from SUNY in Syracuse, a BS in Environmental Policy/Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan, and is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
She will share a "knowledge on all things coastal adaption and sea level rise" as well as some new and meaningful coastal resilience projects in Barrington. The event promises to be a highlight of the Garden Club program year.
Bring a friend and your questions!