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2015 Community Calendar

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JANUARY 2015

Thursday, January 22, 8:30 - 10:30am

snow date: Friday January 23, same time

North Coastal Bacterial TMDL

Peabody Institute Library, Gordon Room

15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Free and Open to the Public

 

TMDL stands for Total Minimum Daily Load and all the North Coastal Watershed which extends from Salisbury down to Revere is under a TMDL for Pathogens, that is, BACTERIA.

This informational session is a great opportunity to learn what this means for our communities as they manage stormwater that flows into our coastal waters. We are pleased to have both representatives from MassDEP and EPA provide a TMDL overview and implementation, plus what this means for stormwater permitting. Andrea Traviglia will provide implementation possibilities while Barbara Warren will share some local initiatives.

1. TMDL Program Overview, Development and Implementation

Presentation by

Christine Duerring, MassDEP TMDL Section Chief

Kim Groff, MassDEP Watershed Planning Director

 

2. Stormwater Permitting and Implementation of Best Management Practices
Presentation by

Andrea Traviglia, EPA, Massachusetts TMDL and 3033d Coordinator

 

3. Local Case Studies for the Reduction of Bacteria

Presentation by

Barbara Warren, MassBays Regional Coordinator for the Lower North Shore & Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director

 

In 2012, EPA approved this bacteria limiting TMDL that was written and submitted by MassDEP (Department of Environmental Protection) in 2010 after studying water quality and conducting public comment for many years.

 

There will be time for questions and community exchange. This is being held in conjunction with the MAPC North Shore Taskforce.

 

Contact us at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org for more information.

 

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

"Rock, Gravel, Sand - The Geology of Our Local Beaches"

Presenters: Dr. Lindley Hanson

Professor of Geology, Salem State University

 

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public.

 

Have you ever noticed that our local beaches can vary from largely mud, sand, gravel or sometimes boulders? And that each beach takes on a different form?  What causes these variations? How and why does each beach respond differently to storm activity?  Dr. Lindley Hanson, from Salem State University Geological Science Department, will describe and explain the array of beaches on the North Shore to address the variability and dynamics of our local beaches. In addition, she will show evidence of a higher sea level in our past and discuss the future of our beaches with expected sea level rise.

 

Dr. Hanson is a geomorphologist with a thorough understanding of  New England geology and recently gave a lecture at the Northeast Marine Science Center on Barrier Beaches. She is also investigating the role of climate change and urbanization on increased flooding in New England. In her spare time, she explores different ways of presenting content for all age groups and has completed some intriguing online glogs. She has a Ph.D. in Geology from Boston University with the fields of study in Regional Geology and Sedimentation and Stratigraphy. Her M.A. in Geology is also from Boston University with concentrations in Hydrology, Geomorphology and Coastal Geology.

 

"Underwater in Salem Sound," Lecture Series, begun in 2013, is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. Four lectures will be presented in 2015, at the Abbot Public Library, on the last Wednesday of each month, from January through April, (January 29th, February 25th, March 25th, and April 29th) from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

 

We are pleased to be able to continue the Lecture Series that was originally funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

February 9 - 13

2015 Darwin Festival
Salem State University Department of Biology

Schedule of Events on SSU website includes

 

 

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 - 8:15pm

Public Lecture - - Organic Pollutants in the Ocean: How do they End Up on our Dinner Plates?

Presented by Dr. Loretta Fernandez,
Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University

Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker Classroom

430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Free and Open to the Public; sponsored by ME Marine Science Center

 

Persistent organic pollutants include pesticides, oils, flame retardants, herbicides, and innumerable other products and byproducts of modern civilization. As their name implies, these compounds are highly stable, making them long-lived and able to be transported throughout the biosphere in our fluid atmosphere and oceans. Determining how likely chemicals from a given contaminated site are to be transferred to the tissues of native organisms is a question scientists have been struggling to answer for decades. Progress in methods of sampling environmental compartments such as natural waters and sediments has identified a promising indicator of that likelihood, freely-dissolved concentrations.

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

Topic/Presenter coming soon

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public.

 

"Underwater in Salem Sound," Lecture Series, begun in 2013, is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. Four lectures will be presented in 2015, at the Abbot Public Library, on the last Wednesday of each month, from January through April, (January 29th, February 25th, March 25th, and April 29th) from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

 

We are pleased to be able to continue the Lecture Series that was originally funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates.

 


MARCH 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 - 8:15pm

Public Lecture - Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Shell-Builders

Presented by Dr. Justin Ries, Associate Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University

Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker Classroom

430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Free and Open to the Public; sponsored by ME Marine Science Center

 

Anthropogenic elevation of atmospheric carbon dioxide is making the oceans more acidic, thereby reducing their degree of saturation with respect to calcium carbonate (CaCO3) minerals. There is mounting concern over the impact that future CO2-induced reductions in the CaCO3 saturation of seawater will have on marine calcifiers' ability to produce their protective shells and skeletons. Experimental research in the Ries Lab strives to better understand the potential consequences that ocean acidification will have on various shelled marine organisms.

 
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

Topic/Presenter coming soon

Abbot Public Library lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public


"Underwater in Salem Sound," Lecture Series, begun in 2013, is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. Four lectures will be presented in 2015, at the Abbot Public Library, on the last Wednesday of each month, from January through April, (January 29th, February 25th, March 25th, and April 29th) from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

 

We are pleased to be able to continue the Lecture Series that was originally funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates.

 

 

 

APRIL 2015

 

April 22, Wednesday

Earth Day

More events will be scheduled for April.

 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

Topic/Presenter coming soon

 

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

MAY 2015

 
 

 

 

 JUNE 2015

 
Sunday, June

5th Annual Run for the Beach 5K !

Start at Dane Street Beach, Lothrop St, Beverly, MA

 

Date to be determined soon

 

 

Fast course with ocean views, few rolling hills, one water stop and ocean views along Beverly’s Dane Street Beach.
Music, food, kids' races and more! All proceeds benefit Salem Sound Coastwatch's Adopt a Beach program.
For more information, coming soon.
If you are willing to volunteer, contact us at 978-7900 or
info@ salemsound.org

 

 

 


AUGUST 2015

 

Saturday, August 29

10th Annual Swim & Fin – Open Water Swimming Races

 

Salem Harbor

Forest River Park, 98 West Ave, Salem, MA;

 

Join us for SSCW’s annual fundraiser and signature event It’s very festive and is a great day in the park. There will be music, food, free admission to the park, an underwater touch tank, and of course, races for all ages and levels.

The races are 500 meters, 1 mile and 5k (3.1 miles), with excellent viewing opportunities. For race details and to register will be on swimandfin.org later in the year.  If you are willing to volunteer, contact us at info@salemsound.org or 978-741-7900


 

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

 
 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 20

Trails and Sails – Beach Seining Demonstration

11:00 am, Forest River Park, Salem

What fish live in Salem Harbor? At this beach seining demonstration, Salem Sound Coastwatch staff and volunteers will walk a large seining net into the water and then drag it back to shore where we'll lay it out, gather around to examine the catch, and talk about what we found. Seining is used by marine scientists to gather information about species living in a body of water. SSCW staff will answer questions and share information about the Salem Sound estuary, marine habitats and the ecology of Salem Sound.

Free and all ages welcome.

 

Join our COASTSWEEP beach clean ups.

RSVP at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2015

  

 

Volunteer at one of our COASTSWEEP beach clean ups.

RSVP at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org

 

 

 

 

Contact Barbara Warren, the MassBays Lower North Shore Regional Coordinator at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2015

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2015

 

December 5, Saturday 8:30 – 10:00 am

Winter Ocean Bird Training Session

Winter Island, Salem MA 01970

For directions, click here to link to a Google Map.

 

Join Salem Sound Coastwatch for this opportunity to view and learn about the many interesting waterfowl, ducks and geese that winter over in Salem Sound's coastal waters. Experienced birders will set up spotting scopes, help you identify the birds, and answer questions.

 

Novices are welcome--no birding experience needed!

Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the gazebo at the water's edge in the Winter Island parking lot.

 

The session will be canceled if there is heavy rain or snow.
Make sure you RSVP so we can let you know if we have to cancel.

 

RSVP at info@salemsound.org or 978-741-7900

Free and open to the public.