Posted by: coastlinesproject | April 6, 2015

Orleans Conservation Trust meeting tonight,

The River of Sand

Speaker : Dr. Graham Giese, coastal geologist and co-founder of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

When : Monday, April 6, 2015

Time : 7:00 – 8:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm, cash bar)

Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans

Cost : Free! Click Here to Preregister!

Details : With ever-shifting sands and occasional new inlets, Orleans’s coastline is so changeable that maps are out of date soon after they are printed. But according to coastal geologist Graham Geise, these changes are part of a predictable cycle that stretches over about 150 years. The Nauset-Monomoy system is a long, continuous spit that breaks into pieces over the years and then grows together again, Geise explains. So if this isn’t anything new, what might we expect to see in the coming years? To find out, join us for this fascinating presentation, when Dr. Geise will discuss how he goes about measuring the volume rate of transported sediment-the river of sand-along the shores of Cape Cod.

Directions : From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street, head east on Rt. 6A toward Eastham for .1 mile. Take a right onto Cove Road. Orleans Yacht Club is at the end of the road on the right.

For more information contact:
Orleans Conservation Trust
508-255-0183
http://www.orleansconservationtrust.org
P.O. Box 1078, E. Orleans, MA 02643
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