Dear Wilson Area Friends,
As part of NNC’s ongoing CREATE Resilience project, for which you participated in a community meeting in the spring, and which has engaged with residents and Wilson high school students, we have two major upcoming events on September 10 and 26 that should be of interest to residents as well as municipal officials. I have attached flyers for each, as well as a description below. I am hopeful that you will be able to attend and if possible to help spread the word.
On September 10, we are bringing Joe Miketta (Meteorologist-in-Charge) and Ray Kruzdlo (Senior Service Hydrologist) from the Mt. Holly, NJ/Philadelphia, PA National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office to NNC to deliver informational presentations about their forecast tools and resources. It will be a great chance for local people, including professionals as well as residents, to meet them and learn how use their various forecast services and communicate better with them during extreme events. The event was developed at a request from emergency managers in area municipalities for improved coordination with the local NWS office. We are hosting the presentation twice on September 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., to accommodate those who might come as part of their work, and also for residents or elected officials who may be more available in the evenings. The content will be identical in the sessions. I am attaching a flyer and below am linking the Facebook event we are using. RSVPs help us to plan but aren’t required. Please feel free to share with anyone else who may be interested as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/915094415550187/
On September 26, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. we will be hosting a major community forum and public exhibit about hazards and resilience, with a keynote speaker from NOAA who will address climate and risk in our region, and help us start thinking about mitigation. A flyer for that event is attached as well. This event is designed for residents and community leaders from Easton, Wilson and Bangor Area School Districts. After the keynote participants will engage in facilitated discussion, and will also have a chance to take in a large exhibit of local hazard stories ranging from the flood of ‘55 to invasive species at area vineyards – these will be local names and voices from the three sending districts, who have been interviewed by our area high school ambassadors. This important event will help shape the second year of the project, which is focused on learning about mitigation strategies. RSVPs for this event are required, and participants will be paid $40 for their time.
- 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at Meuser Park on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Time TBA.
- 2019 Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Community Center on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Time to TBA.