MEDIA ADVISORY: Markey to Survey Nemo Damage, Erosion on Plum Island
Congressman Joined by Newbury Selectman, National Wildlife Refuge Manager
MEDFORD -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will tour the seaside communities on Plum Island tomorrow to witness firsthand the destruction following last weekend’s winter storm, also known as Nemo. The community experienced severe beach erosion, property damage, and is just one example of multiple Massachusetts coastal communities that suffered at the hands of this historic storm. The storm is also the latest example of the devastating trend of climate change, where increasing temperatures and rising seas are causing more severe storms and inflicting costly coastal damage.
Rep. Markey will be joined by local selectman, Geoffrey Walker, and a local park ranger to help him assess the damage.
WHAT: Tour of neighborhood and beach impacted by winter storm Nemo
WHO: Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee
- Geoffrey H. Walker, Newbury Selectman
- Graham Taylor, Fish and Wildlife Service
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:45pm
WHERE: Annapolis Way, Newbury, Massachusetts
Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-494-4486
Rocco DiRico, Rep. Ed Markey, 781-396-2900