2022 Mobile Workshop

Climate Impacted Locations on the Lower Cape


Date: Tuesday, August 2
Departure Time: 2:30PM
Return Time: 4:30PM
Length: 2 hours
Participants: Up to 20
Fee: Complimentary

Transportation: Shuttle bus provided by CCRTA

Other notes: The tour includes a small amount of walking including over natural and potentially uneven surfaces.


See firsthand how erosion is impacting our vulnerable coastal areas on the Lower Cape. Join Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and WHOI Sea Grant coastal processes specialist Greg Berman and Cape Cod Commission Natural Resources Manager, Heather McElroy on a visit to the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge visitor center and Jackknife Beach in Chatham to view the effects of coastal erosion and hear from individuals addressing these problem sites through different adaptation strategies. While the workshop will not require extensive walking, participants should bring shoes appropriate for the beach.

Session Leads:  

  • Heather McElroy, Natural Resources Manager, Cape Cod Commission
  • Greg Berman, Coastal Processes Specialist, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Guest Speakers:
  • Richard Nye, Refuge Manager, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
  • Carole Ridley, Coordinator, Pleasant Bay Alliance
  • Seth Wilkinson, President, Wilkinson Ecological Design



Gregory Berman, PG, GISP, CFM is the Coastal Processes Specialist for Barnstable County through the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program. He is a certified Professional Geologist, Geographic Information Systems Professional, and Certified Floodplain Manager with a Master’s degree in Geological Oceanography from the University of South Florida. Greg has 20+ years of experience with surveying, interpreting, and reporting on coastal geology.

Heather McElroy is the Natural Resources Program Manager for the Cape Cod Commission. She has crafted natural resource policy through development of several regional and local planning projects and tools. She has guided and supported the work of citizen advisory committees, including the 208 Plan Technology Matrix Review Committee, and the Barnstable County Coastal Management Committee.