The B.C. Government projects that sea level will rise by 0.5m by 2050 and 1m by 2100. With 80% of the province—about 3,500,000 people—living within 5 km of the coast, what are the implications and what needs to be done to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise in the near future?
If you’re concerned about sea level rise and what it will mean for you in the future on Bowen, then join us for a special workshop on March 30th at 10:00 am at the Municipal Hall. Presented by Living Oceans Society, this free workshop is supported by Bowen Island Municipality and sponsored by Islands Trust.
This workshop is designed to start a discussion on Bowen Island and help the community begin planning for climate change adaptation, taking on board the specific contexts coastal communities with limited resources face. Through the use of interactive exercises, this workshop will engage the local government and the community in planning for sea level rise and help increase resiliency. It is intended for anyone worried by the impacts of climate change, especially waterfront owners and other concerned community members, including building and landscaping professionals and contractors. The workshop is a part of the Climate Conversations series offered by the Bowen Island Municipality.
Workshop proceedings will be documented and circulated to participants and also posted on Bowen Island and Island Trust website. There will be resources available along with a list of potential funding sources.
Bowen Island Sea Level Rise Workshop
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
981 Artisan Lane
We encourage you to register prior to the event, but all are welcome to attend!