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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

February 21, 2020

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore 

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Elizabeth Rush 

On Friday, February 21 at 7pm, join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a presentation by author and Pulitzer prize finalist Elizabeth Rush, who will discuss her new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. 

With every record-breaking hurricane and devastating flood, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined or distant, and that rising seas are transforming the United States’ coastline in irrevocable ways. From the Gulf Coast to Miami, New York City to the Bay Area, Rush explores some of the places where this change has been most dramatic. For many resident plants, animals, and people, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place.

This event will be held in the Cary Institute auditorium. Registration for general admission is required; seating is first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee a seat inside the auditorium. Books will be available from the Merritt Bookstore.

Aldo Leopold Society member may contact Vicki Doyle for reserved seating at (845) 677-7600 or email

Registration here.