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Forum at St Pete College addresses beach erosion

SEMINOLE – Was super storm Sandy an omen for Florida? Is beachfront inundation the new norm? Should our low-lying coastlines be hardened to protect vulnerable buildings near water’s edge? Or should we begin a strategic retreat from the beach, as some scientists suggest?

These are some of the issues that will be explored in the next Village Square forum co-sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida College of Marine Science.

The forum is titled “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Time for a Strategic Retreat from the Beach?”

It is set Wednesday, March 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at SPC’s Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. Presenting media sponsors are the Tampa Bay Times, WUSF Public Media, and WEDU TV.

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