Virtual 2020 State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference

November 2020
Shack on Mayo Beach in Wellfleet © Patti Schippani
© Patti Schippani

Saturdays • November 7, 14, & 21


This year's conference is going digital! While we'll miss having the traditional clam chowder for lunch and seeing friends and neighbors in person, we're excited at the opportunity to bring this free conference to a much wider audience.

The 18th annual event will take place over three Saturdays in November. Each date will include a one-hour online session featuring two presenters on research and topics of importance to the ecology, vitality, and resilience of Wellfleet Harbor; its connecting waters; and the surrounding community.

→ Advance registration is required for each day. ←

A link will be emailed to registrants prior to the scheduled program. More details to follow!

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Saturday, November 7 • 10-11:30 am

Salt Marshes & Sea Level Rise

"The Potential for Salt Marsh Migration in the Seashore in Response to Sea Level Rise"
Presented by Stephen Smith (Cape Cod National Seashore)

"Coastal Wetlands & Sea Level Rise: What happens behind dikes, culverts, & other tidal restrictions?"
Presented by Meagan Eagle (US Geological Survey)

Saturday, November 14 • 10-11:30 am

Wellfleet Harbor Wildlife

"What They Do in the Shallows: Fine-scale movements of White Sharks"
Presented by Bryan Legare (Center for Coastal Studies)

"The Challenges of Assessing Wellfleet's Diamondback Terrapin Population"
Presented by Patricia Levasseur (UMass Amherst)

Saturday, November 21 • 10-11:30 am

Mapping a Response to Climate Change

"Mapping the Seafloor & What It Tells Us About the Use of Our Harbor"
Presented by Mark Borrelli (Center for Coastal Studies)

"Teaming Up on Shoreline Management Planning for the Outer Cape"
Presented by Hillary Lemos (Town of Wellfleet)

Funding for the State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference is provided by:

Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary logo
Cape Cod Five logo
Center for Coastal Studies logo
Friends of the Herring River logo
Mid Cape Homes logo
Town of Wellfleet, MA Seal
Wellfleet Conservation Trust logo