Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bill Casey to Speak at the Cumberland County Museum and Archives

“The Rising Tides at Head of Fundy and the Implications for Historic Sites and Dikes” Guest Speaker Mr. Bill Casey

“Rising sea levels are unavoidable and the low-lying areas at Head of Bay of Fundy are at risk” states Bill Casey. “The danger is there and everyone needs to be aware”
In 1869 the Saxby Gale slammed its way into the Atlantic Region, with much destruction and flooding in the Head of Fundy area. Since then the sea level in the region has risen more than 30 centimetres. It is predicted that by the year 2100, the sea level at the head of the Bay of Fundy will rise another 80 cm.

“Studies by several international organizations including a United Nations report on rising sea levels and studies by the Government of Canada have identified the Bay of Fundy as one of the most vulnerable areas of North America” states Mr. Casey. “It is important that we understand the irreversible impact that rising tides will have on all of us.”

“This is a very important issue” states Shirley Nickerson, Manager/Curator of the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. “It is important that Mr. Casey’s message of concern reach all residents of Nova Scotia and we are honoured to be playing a small part in relaying his message.”
Mr. Bill Casey will be the Guest Speaker at the Cumberland County Museum and Archives, 150 Church Street, Amherst on Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm.
His topic will be “The Rising Tides at Head of Fundy and the Implications for Historic Sites and Dikes”

The public and press are invited to attend, however seating is limited. If you wish to reserve a seat, please call 667-2561. Admission for non-members is $3.00 per person

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