Governor Jack Markell and several other officials joined with environmental organizations this morning to announce the kick-off of Delaware's first Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, Sept. 14-22.
“Sea Level Rise Awareness Week encourages Delawareans to get involved in activities that will help reduce the potential impacts of sea level rise,” said Governor Markell. “I want to thank the environmental groups for sponsoring events that educate and encourage citizens to take common sense actions to protect our natural resources and the quality of life we enjoy in the first state.”
The campaign to raise awareness about sea level rise – SOS Delaware – includes a new website with resources, information, and a downloadable brochure on the actions citizens can take to reduce the impacts of sea level rise. The website includes Sea Level Rise Awareness Week events and activities scheduled in all three counties – including volunteer tree plantings, field trips and educational presentations.
There will be a new sea level rise video by Wilmington filmmaker Michael Oates will be featured on WHYY-TV's Delaware First program at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. After the premier, the film will be screened during Sea Level Rise Awareness Week events and will also be available online.
For more information or to view the video: SOSDelaware.org.