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Special Coastal Resiliency Training Workshops

You Are Invited! October 25, November 1, and November 15, 2017

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Michigan CoastlineChanges to lake levels and climate are forcing coastal communities to reevaluate how they manage land use, new development and infrastructure. These three no-cost workshops are intended to teach local and regional planners, planning commissioners, elected officials, municipal staff and interested citizens in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties how to address these dynamic challenges and bring greater resiliency to their communities.

Each workshop is from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, and held in the Commission Chambers on the 2nd Floor of St. Joseph City Hall, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI. Light refreshments will be provided. Each workshop will present unique information, so participants are encouraged to attend all three.

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Workshop One: Introduction to Coastal Dynamics and Resiliency

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Featured Presentations from:

  • Dr. Guy Meadows, Director
    Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University
  • Dr. Richard Norton, Professor
    University of Michigan
  • Dr. Jeffrey Andresen, State Climatologist
    Michigan State University

Additional speakers will address:

  • Dune Morphology and Dynamics

Workshop Two: Understanding and Gathering Coastal Data

Wednesday, November 1, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

  • How to use scenario planning and climate futures
  • Mapping high-risk areas and management options

Workshop Three: Using Coastal Data to Impact Local Planning

Wednesday, November 15, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

  • Presentation: John Yellich, Director
    Michigan Geological Survey, Western Michigan University
  • Land use, fiscal and environmental impacts
  • How to conduct vulnerability assessments


These workshops are free, but we ask that you register using the following form (please submit one form for each person who will attend):

Please check which workshop sessions you will attend: