Creating a Resilient Coast

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Creating a Resilient Coast


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Chris Hilke

Director, Coastal Resilience for the Northeast Region



Asrum Pathak 

Senior Adaption and Coastal Resilience Specialist



Amanda Poskaitis

Coastal Resilience Program Manager



Jennifer Parkos

Director of Philanthropy



The United States has thousands of miles of coastlines, providing diverse habitats for thousands of species of birds, fish, turtles, and mammals while also providing an economic livelihood for millions of people. However, coastal ecosystems nationwide — and the people and wildlife that depend on them — face mounting threats, including sea level rise, more intense storms, and other impacts of climate change.

Host Jennifer Parkos, Director of Philanthropy, joins three Federation experts, Chris Hilke, Director of Northeast Resilience, Amanda Poskaitis, Coastal Resilience Program Manager, and Arsum Pathak, Adaptation and Coastal Resilience Specialist, for a panel discussion. They will dive into both the threats facing the nation’s coasts and the Federation’s efforts to create a more resilient and bright future for us all.

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