Saturday, August 17, 2013

Save the date ...SCT Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting will be held on Sunday, October 6th at 2 p.m. at the East Sandwich Grange Hall, 91 Old County Road.  We are pleased to have as a speaker, Tom Stone, recently retired from the Woods Hole Research Center.  He is an environmental geologist who has specialized in using remote-sensing technology to map vegetation and to determine rates of land use change.  He used satellite imagery and GIS data to determine the rates of deforestation in Siberia, Amazonia, Panama, and in the northeastern US.  The results of this work assist in the determination of biotic contributions to the global climate change problem and provide information for land use planning.

Mr. Stone will speak to us on Sandwich and Climate Change: Storms, Sea Level Rise, and Erosion.  This topic should be of particular interest to Cape Codders given the dramatic erosion problems of 2012.  The program is open to the public for free, but the SCT will gratefully accept donations to help pay expenses.  The annual meeting will begin at 2 p.m., Mr. Stone will speak at 2:30.  We will be presenting our second annual "Volunteer of the Year" award.  Last year's award went to Richard Connor of Gully Lane.  Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there.

A Gracious Thank You

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Thank you to the the Cahoon Museum of American Art for choosing the SCT as the beneficiary of their "Magnificent Splendor of Trees" exhibit.  The percentage of arts sales from the exhibit resulted in ~ $2,400 to the SCT!