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Martha's Vineyard Coastal Conference

October 24, 2022
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Rd, Vineyard Haven, Mass.


Keynote Address

Three Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Change
Heather Goldstone, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Flooding: Pathways, Planning & Action

Mapping Storm Tide Pathways in the Six Towns of Martha’s Vineyard: Assessing Coastal Resiliency to Storms and Sea Level Rise
Mark Borelli, Center for Coastal Studies

Floodplain Resilience Bylaws on Cape Cod
Shannon Hulst, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant

Erosion: Highly Dynamic Inlet Areas & How We Manage Them

Alternatives for Providing Shore Protection & Mitigating Shoaling at the Stage Harbor Shoreline, Chatham, MA
John Ramsey, Sustainable Coastal Solutions, Inc.

Machine-Made Inlet Management and Shoreline Resilience
Paige Hovenga, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Norton Point Dune Restoration
Kristen Grubbs, The Trustees; Jane Varkonda, Towns of Edgartown and Tisbury

Marshes: The Value of Marshes, Allowing Room for Migration, & Restoration

How Much Marsh Restoration Is Enough to Deliver Coastal Protection Benefits?
Katie Castagno, Center for Coastal Studies

Planning for Salt Marsh Migration on the Sengekontacket Pond Shoreline
Rob Young, Sialia Environmental

Restoring Salt Marsh Resiliency: Great Marsh Case Study
Russ Hopping, The Trustees

Looking Toward the Future

Resilient Woods Hole: A Private-Public Investment in Climate Resiliency
Paul Speer, MBL

Increasing Coastal Resiliency Through Intermunicipal Shoreline Management
Timothy Famulare, Town of Provincetown; Samantha McFarland, Center for Coastal Studies; Steve Mague, Center for Coastal Studies

The Vineyard Way -- MV Climate Action Plan
Liz Durkee, MV Commission; Meghan Gombos, Sea Change Consulting

An Overview of the Tribe's Programming to Support Climate Adaptation Planning
Andrew Jacobs, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)


Note about the venue:

Participants are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool.  Food is not allowed in the theater. Only drinks with covers are allowed in the theater.



Limited parking is available at the Tisbury Wharf, 144 Beach Rd., Vineyard Haven. Please do not park in the 15 min or 1 hr spots at the venue, these are needed for local businesses and you will likely be towed.



Greg Berman, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Steve McKenna, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Sponsoring Organizations