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#lookfortheriver: How “finding” lost waterways can help us adapt

February 6 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Included with Admission

In this Public Scholars Program session on February 6, 2020 at 7pm , Heather Fenyk, founder & president of the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, will discuss the changes made to our urban streams over time; how to read a topographic map, identify watersheds, and #lookfortheriver – to empower community members to explore their own local landscapes.

As we travel through our communities, few of us think about the hidden world of streams and rivers that once flowed across the landscape. In the face of climate change and increased precipitation, real life has shown us that stormwater runoff and flooding have intensified. Centuries of piping, culverting and development have hidden the vast majority of waterways in urban areas. The impact of these factors can be devastating: communities are alienated from their streams and historic ecologies, habitats are degraded, and water quality is compromised.

This special lecture is included with regular museum admission. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Click here to register.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Details

Date:
February 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Included with Admission
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Organizer

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Phone:
973-377-2982
Email:
coordinator@metc.org
Website:
www.metc.org

Venue

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main St
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Phone:
973 377-2982
Website:
metc.org