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Surfrider General Meeting Oct 18th: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Restoration

Join Surfrider Santa Barbara for our general meeting on Thursday October 18th at 7pm. This meeting will feature a special presentation by UCSB ecologist Dave Hubbard on the future of Southern California beaches and natural solutions to coastal restoration, with an emphasis on sea level rise.

Since 1880, average global sea level has been rising. It's expected by many scientists that the rate will continue to increase in the coming decades and will greatly impact our coasts. Why is this predicted to occur and what management efforts can we implement in order to mitigate it? Dave Hubbard, a beach ecologist and expert on coastal processes will discuss the who, what, when, and why (we already know where) on sea level rise and what its potential local and global effects will be.

Dave Hubbard has been studying coastal processes and ecosystems since obtaining his degree at UCSB in 1983. He's led and participated in numerous research and restoration projects for the UC Natural Reserve System, Ventura County, and the US Geological Survey. Dave currently works as a researcher at UCSB and Coastal Restoration Consultants, a company he helped start. As a consultant, he primarily focuses on the design, management, and monitoring of coastal restoration projects for local governments and non-profits along the west coast. You can find Dave on any given day making measurements and walking the beaches in Santa Barbara or surfing at Devereux Point.

This event is free and open to everyone! Pizza and beverages provided.

What: Surfrider General Meeting featuring a presentation on sea level rise and coastal restoration by UCSB ecologist Dave Hubbard
When: Thursday October 18th at 7pm
Where: Watershed Resource Center at Hendry’s Beach (aka Arroyo Burro at 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara)