July 18: Nantucket Land Council’s 2023 State of the Harbor Forum at the Nantucket Yacht Club, 4:30 pm
Join the Nantucket Land Council for an informative event – the 7th Annual State of the Harbor Forum. They will have Dr. Alyssa Novak from Boston University as their guest speaker. Dr. Ayyssa will share her research on how nutrient-enriched waters and sea-surface temperatures impact the eelgrass populations of Nantucket Island.
In collaboration with Dr. Novak in 2018 and 2020, NLC assessed the health of eelgrass meadows in Nantucket and Madaket harbors. Through her thorough analysis, Dr. Novak collected valuable data on various eelgrass plant parameters and determined their nitrogen sources using stable isotope analysis.
During the presentation, Dr. Novak will discuss her findings, the implications of her research, and how we can work towards restoring eelgrass populations in Nantucket’s waters.
After the event, there will be a reception and raw bar for attendees to enjoy.
Sponsors for making this event possible: Anderson’s Stillwater Moorings, Surfing Hydrangea Nursery, Nantucket Spider, Nantucket Engineering & Survey, P.C., Nantucket Shellfish Association, and Visco Pumping, Inc.