New Walking Trail Shows How Climate Change Will Hurt Woods Hole. And Research to Save It | Cape Cod Times
WOODS HOLE — To take a walk in Woods Hole is to take a walk on the edge — not only the edge of land and sea, but also on the boundary where threats associated with climate change come up against a community determined to adapt.
That community − scientists, town officials, environmental engineers, business owners and residents − is sharing its vision for meeting predicted climate change-driven sea-level rise with an eye toward being a model for others. It's doing this through a newly created, self-guided walking tour, with stops at the village's most vulnerable spots.
Developed by the Resilient Woods Hole working group, the tour has 12 stops, including Stoney Beach, Woods Hole Park, the Coast Guard station, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Iselin Marine Facility, the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Lillie Laboratory, and the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, operated by NOAA Fisheries.
During a recent demonstration of the app that guides visitors on the tour, Joe Famely, climate and sustainability team lead at the Woods Hole Group, pointed out numbered stanchions that identify each stop and correspond to the tour map. Each includes a QR code for downloading the app. Read rest of the article here.