27 Sep 2014

INTEGRATING RISK ASSESSMENT WITH RESILIENT STRATEGIES: PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

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Beginning on September 27, 2014, the Town of Provincetown began a program to identify coastal risk and explore  resilient response alternatives.  Provincetown is the newest land (sand) on the planet, with a completely unique coastal process.Over the past few thousand years, as rising sea level eroded post-glacial Cape Cod, Provincetown was created. We have put together some review materials and some new ideas. We welcome feedback and comments.  gordonpeabody@gmail.com

click on the links below to download your own copy of these two  booklets, intended to promote dialogue..

PROVINCETOWN RISK ASSESSMENT

 

NEW STRATEGIES FOR COASTAL RESILIENCY

 

We are in the process of developing a more sustainable, pre construction, coastal strategy we refer to as “Conservation of Geomass”, based on Cape Cod’s unique geology. The beaches and coastal banks are composed of the same materials. Most types of construction activity includes excavation. The excavated materials are usually trucked away and stockpiled. Our strategy, working with Planning Boards and Conservation Commissions allows clean excavated materials to be placed on pre-determined locations on local beaches. The link below will download our draft booklet, which includes multiple strategies for “Conservation of Biomass” as well. When topsoil is removed it should be lept on site. It is rich with the native organisms and nutrients. We also advocate for careful removal and reuse of native vegetation on a site before excavation. Safe Harbor considers native sand, soil and vegetation as reusable natural resources. This is being actively revised and edited fall 2014.

preconstructionconservation.docx.

 

 

When we develop resiliency plans, we need to remember that our coastal resources are linked by energy

29 Jul 2014

OCEAN ENVIRONMENTAL NEWSLETTER ISSUE 26

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OCEAN 26, our summer 2014 issue is on the loose. This is your newsletter, please share your copy where you feel it can be useful. Thank you, Gordon Peabody, Editor; Nadia Bricault, Associate Editor,      OCEAN26 

OCEAN Researchers view the UK as a Canary in the Climate Change coal mine. Last winter they were devastated by floods from 22 back to back storms. The coast experienced 30 foot waves on top of storm surges. Between Spain and the UK, an estimated 32,000 sea birds perished. This issue’s articles cover everything from shared problems between Cape Cod oystermen and Shetland Island shell fishermen; the mysterious presence of “Micro Beads” seemingly everywhere; an incredible, innovative technique for creating building piers near wetlands without excavating; Awarding our very first “Environmental Vision Grant”; and lots of things to think about and share.  You will notice good sources and reference links for further use. 

 

 

04 Feb 2014

OCEAN 25 Environmental Newsletter, February 2014

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OCEAN25 has just been published. Download your own copy by clicking on this link.

 

 

This is our Research and Environmental Awards Issue. This beautiful image by Deirdre Robinson illustrates an article linking broad impacts from pesticides on insects and people.

12 Dec 2008

Contact Information

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Visit us at 95 Commercial St., Wellfleet, MA

or contact us via:

Snail mail: P.O. Box 275, Provincetown, MA 02657

email: gordonpeabody@gmail.com

 

phone: (508) 237.3724

Give us a call and stop by for a cup of coffee. Check out this view out our window.