Free Film Showing: Shored Up

Atlantic Beach NC

Carolina Nature Coalition and The Croatan Group of the Sierra Club presents a free film screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Shored Up on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm at Trent River Coffee Company, 208 Craven Street, New Bern.

Our beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a shared resource, a beacon of sanity in a world of constant change…and they’re disappearing in front of us.

Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions. Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored? Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.

Following the film, experts will be on hand to answer questions about the North Carolina laws that govern the use of scientific data on sea level rise by community planners and the practice of using beach renourishment and hardened structures as solutions.

This is the second of a series of films dedicated to environmental issues of concern to local citizens of eastern North Carolina.

To sign up for information about the Carolina Nature Coalition’s film series or other notifications, contact carolinanaturecoalition@gmail.com

For more information, call Stella Smith at 252-571-4236.

Submitted by: Barbara Maurer

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