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Forum Wednesday is on coastal response to sea-level rise

LIHU‘E — Many people are seeing the erosion of Kaua‘i’s shorelines and sea-level rise during storms and wonder if anything can be done to preserve beaches.

A free online forum Wednesday at 6 p.m. will discuss alternatives in the forum, “How Can We Keep Our Beaches Resilient During the Climate Crisis?

Speaker Stefanie Sekich-Quinn is the coastal preservation manager for Surfrider Foundation in California. She works on coastal policy, is aware of the impact of sea-level rise throughout Hawai‘i, and is considered an expect on the topic.

She will share how policies can help keep beaches resilient, with perspectives on what works and doesn’t work.

A forum organizer, Cynthia Welti of Surfrider Kaua‘i, says, “thanks to us all being comfortable with meeting online these days, we are able to hear from Stefanie, who is Surfrider headquarters’ coastal expert, how our beach policies and efforts compare to those of other states.”

To watch the forum on Zoom, sign up at It will also be streamed live on Zero Waste Kaua‘i’s Facebook page.
Source: The Garden Island

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