Granite State Future Regional Master Plan Update Public Conversation
Brentwood Community Center, Route 125, Brentwood, NH
The Rockingham Planning Commission
is developing a Regional Master Plan for southeastern NH and they need your input! Share your thoughts on Land Use, Natural Resources, Energy & Climate Change and Cultural & Historic Resources that will be used to provide a vision and set of goals to direct our region’s future. HAVE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
All are welcome. To register & for more info CLICK HERE or call the RPC at (603) 778-0885.
Sunday, October 13th
Fun with Fungi!
Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area, North Berwick, Maine
Join the Great Works Regional Land Trust and search for tasty &poisonous mushrooms with Chef Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet Bistro.
Wednesday, October 16th
Portsmouth Science Cafe: New England Food Vision
Doors at 5:00pm; Presentations at 6:00pm
Portsmouth Brewery’s Lapanza Lounge, Market St., Portsmouth
Come enjoy a pint and bite while engaging in interesting dialogue about contemporary research and science. Tom Kelly is the founding director of UNH’s Sustainability Institute and Joanne Burke is the Thomas W Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems. The pair will discuss the future of local food in New England and what it might look like to live a 50-mile lifestyle. Come armed with your questions, thoughts and ideas.
Free & Open to all! For more info visit the NH EPSCoR’s website.
Friday, October 18th
Halloween in Nature at Mount Agamenticus
Top of Mount Agamenticus, York, ME
Meet at the top of Mount A to watch the full moon rise & then visit the Learning Lodge to meet some creatures of night! Grab your flashlight & join on a moonlit hike where you’ll find what bumps, howls, hoots and screeches in the night! Prize given to the best nature-inspired Halloween costume!
Reservations are required and there’s a $7 donation.
Tuesday, October 22nd
Prepare. Protect. Portsmouth. Walking Tour of Flood Risk Areas
Join the City of Portsmouth and the NH Coastal Adaptation Working Group for a walking tour of three sites in historic downtown Portsmouth and hear how they are vulnerable to flooding. Find out how you can help the city address the impacts through the Master Plan process. Learn more about Portsmouth’s newly launched Coastal Resilience Initiative – Prepare.Protect.Portsmouth
For more info call Peter Britz at (603) 610-7216.
Monday, October 28th
Durham’s Climate Adaptation Community Conversation
Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
The Town of Durham along with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission and the NH Coastal Program invite you to join in an important community conversation about climate change, sea level rise and local preparedness for severe weather events. All community volunteer boards, committees, staff, business owners and residents are encouraged to attend to hear more about the town’s preparedness and to learn more about the Town’s recently developed Climate Adaptation Chapter
FREE & OPEN TO ALL! PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 14th
Tuesday, October 29th
Roll up Your Sleeves & Pant Legs! Sea Level Rise Project Next Steps Meeting in Hampton, Hampton Falls & Seabrook
Hampton Falls Town Hall, 1 Drinkwater Rd., Hampton Falls, NH
Join the NH Coastal Adaptation Worksgroup (NHCAW) in a conversation about planning for the effects of the future flooding in Hampton, Hampton Falls & Seabrook. Following up on work done by NHCAW with town official and residents from 2011-2012 this workshop is meant to build upon and move onto next steps arising from the Coastal Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise Tool (COAST) project. All town boards, commissions, business owners and residents are strongly encouraged to attend!
FREE & OPEN TO ALL! PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 13th
Save the Dates & Upcoming Conferences
RARGOM Annual Science Meeting
Holiday Inn at the Portsmouth, NH Traffic Circle
The 2013 Regional Association for the Research on the Gulf Of Maine (RARGOM
) Annual Science Meeting will look back at 2012, a remarkable year in the Gulf of Maine. According to NOAA, 2012 was the warmest year ever in the Gulf and over a broad swath of the North Atlantic, and the high temperatures impacted the physical conditions, biological processes, animal distributions, and fisheries in the region. This meeting will attempt to synthesize the causes and consequences of the 2012 “ocean heat wave” and consider what lessons we can take from 2012 about how the Gulf of Maine will change in the coming century.
The conference will showcase effective planning, design, maintenance, and funding approaches to address water quality needs, as well as a discussion of the current legal climate related to stormwater.