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Joy Brown: The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina
March 30 @ 1:00 pm
The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a program by Joy Brown on Saturday, March 30th, on the work of the Nature Conservancy’s Living Shoreline work and the North Coast Resilience Project.
Coastal communities in the Carolinas are experiencing an increasing frequency of flood events from rainfall, storm surge, and tidal events. There is growing interest in the solutions nature and natural infrastructure have to offer for flood mitigation, and The Nature Conservancy is working at the local to federal scale to increase resilience to flood risk through nature based solutions.
This session will highlight TNC’s coastal resilience initiatives, including their work in Horry & Georgetown Counties to identify and implement on the ground projects and the living shoreline reefs installed in South Carolina.
Joy earned a BS in Biological Sciences from Florida State University and a Master’s in Biology and Coastal Zone Studies from The University of West Florida in 2007. A native of the Florida Panhandle, Joy worked with a small non-profit group, The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, for five years, where she helped grow the organization and implement many of their marine and stormwater programs. She also held a position with the City of Fort Walton Beach where she began an oyster restoration program that utilized local volunteers for oyster gardening and included a science teacher mentoring element.
Joy joined the Science and Stewardship staff of the Charleston Field office in August 2008. Since joining the team, Joy has implemented on-the-ground oyster restoration projects that provide habitat for recreationally and commercially important seafood (crabs, shrimp, fish) and natural shoreline stabilization (living shorelines). She has worked with partners in new and different ways, bringing attention to our marine work from diverse groups. Joy has been leading our North Coast Resilience Project that started in 2016. She is working with communities in Horry and Georgetown Counties to provide nature based solutions for flood mitigation.
The program will begin at 1:00 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway S.C. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.