Measure the Muck

kingtide  A professor from Old Dominion University will be hosting an event in conjunction with the “Catch the Tide” project on November 5th. The Virginian-Pilot and media partners at the Daily Press, WHRO Public Media and WVEC-TV have come together to raise awareness about sea level rise at an astronomically high tide, called the king tide. This year’s king tide will arrive on a full moon on November 5th, and the group wants to crowd source the height of the tide in different locations using a smartphone app called “Sea Level Rise”. You can learn more about this project in this article or on their Facebook page.

While this event is gong on, Dr. Margie Mulholland will be leading volunteers in a side event called “Measure the Muck.” The goal of this project is to measure the contaminants that flow into the Bay as a result of coastal flooding. If you are in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area and want to volunteer, fill out this Google form and enter “Measure the Muck” as your neighborhood of choice. Read full details about this volunteer opportunity.

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