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