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On the bluffs in Bordentown, Napoleon Bonaparte’s eldest brother Joseph lived on an estate called Point Breeze. Joseph Bonaparte was the king of Naples from 1806 to 1808 and then the king of Spain from 1808 to 1813. After Napoleon was defeated in 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo and sent into exile, Joseph Bonaparte fled to the United States.
Built in 1816, the mansion was the largest residence in the United States at the time. Replaced after a fire, Bonaparte continued to live on the estate until 1838. This area was almost lost to large warehouse development. A land acquisition team led by a local Mayor and Linda Mead was able to save the property.
Linda Mead has led D&R Greenway since 1997. Over more than 30 years, Linda has affected more than 20,000 acres of land preservation in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. She is adept at fundraising and structuring complex land preservation transactions including Greenway Meadows and Coventry Farm in Princeton, and St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell.
This event is co-hosted by the Hunterdon-Warren and Central Jersey Groups of Sierra Club NJ. Please click on the link below to register and receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
Jennifer Walker, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University with a BS in Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University and a Ph.D. in Oceanography at Rutgers University, will present on sea-level rise.
As sea levels are rising faster in New Jersey than the global average, there will be soon more ocean and less beach for New Jerseyans. The rate of rise is accelerating, putting coastal and low-lying areas in New Jersey at increased risk from coastal flooding and storms.
This talk will describe the current state of sea-level change in New Jersey, including the causes of past and present sea-level rise, adaptation and mitigation measures, and projections for the future.
Hope to see you there!
Register for the Zoom meeting, hosted by the Central and Hunterdon Warren Groups, with this link: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002GNTLAA4&mapLinkHref=
(Photo credit: Kellie Churchman)