October 4 Speakers- Jim Wilson and Adam Lynch

Climate Change and the Health of the Rappahannock Highlight October Meeting

Jim Wilson, who has been working with the TU Climate Change Working Group, will update chapter members about the growing study of extreme event attribution -- the ability of scientists to link climate change with occurrences of extreme weather.

The past decade has seen a remarkable increase in interest and activity in this emerging area of science and has drawn the public’s interest because of the frequently devastating effects of the events that are studied.

Also, Adam Lynch, from the Friends of the Rappahannock, will review the group’s Middle Rappahannock Report Card project. The MRRC measured and tracked quantitative indicators of stream health among 11 tributaries of the Rapp’s middle portion focusing on rating Human Health, Land Use, Stream Ecology and Community Engagement. He also will talk about the stream restoration on Kinsey Run.

Friends of the Rappahannock aims to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. The group provides advocacy, restoration and educational programs throughout the Rapp’s watershed. For more information, go to: https://www.riverfriends.org.