The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged adaptation

  • 20/20 Vision at Our 2020 Vision

    | November 25, 2014

    Staring at the camera through cardboard-tube binoculars. Photo courtesy Jackie Lipsky.

    The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a timeless place, but these are changing times.

  • Tour Our Resilient Coast

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 10, 2013

    Old Orchard Beach Dune RestorationOn Saturday June 29, 2013, stakeholders in Southern Maine participated in a full day field trip hosted by Maine Sea Grant that highlighted techniques being implemented by property owners to become more resilient in the face of climate-related impacts.

  • New England Climate Adaptation Project

    | May 2, 2013

    Goal

    Test an innovative way to help coastal communities understand and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change.

    Project Summary

    simulationThe Wells Reserve is one of four National Estuarine Research Reserves in New England partnering with communities to test the use of role-play simulations as a means to educate the public about climate change threats, and to help communities explore ways of decreasing their vulnerability and enhancing their resilience.

  • Blog Post from a New England Office

    | January 15, 2013

    a thoughtful guy, Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

    So wrote Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, fifty years ago this April.

    It is King’s birthday today.

    The official holiday is next Monday. As a kid, that January Monday meant only a three-day skiing weekend to me.

    I know better now. (Also, we don’t get as much snow as we used to.)

  • Climate Change Adaptation Project Starts in Wells

    | October 29, 2012 | Filed under: News

    WELLS, Maine, October 29, 2012 — The Town of Wells has begun a two-year study to understand and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change. Wells public officials and local residents, with help from researchers from the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), will be using short games played face-to-face in community meetings to clarify possible climate change risks and to reach agreement on appropriate adaptation measures.