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Nov 15, 2020

In episode 124 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks barrier beaches and adaptation with The Trustees of Reservations, a coastal conservation group in Massachusetts!  This is the third episode in a 3-episode arc, focusing on coastal issues and climate adaptation. We talk with experts and local residents  about Norton Point Beach on Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll hear the unique challenges facing this region and how the local population is taking action in the face of climate change.   

Topics covered:

  • Learn about Norton Point Beach, a barrier island on Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Hear how local residents are taking action to ensure the beach adapts to the changes brought by climate change.
  • Listen to what experts think needs to be done.
  • Hear first-hand about an adaptation workshop The Trustees led with local residents and experts from the region and how they will use that information to adapt to climate change.
  • See what steps the Trustees are currently taking to ensure the long term stability of this barrier beach.

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This episode funded by The Trustees of Massachusetts through a grant by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

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