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The Impact of Climate Risk on Tampa Bay

Sheron Brown, Ph.D.

On April 6, members of the current class of LSP, together with LSPAA members, gathered at the invitation of the National Wildlife Federation for a special screening of the short film "Dear Tampa Bay: Stories From The Gulf Coast." Held at the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce, the event provided an opportunity for local leaders to provide feedback on the film, which explores the impact of climate risk on Tampa Bay.

The film features personal stories of individuals living in communities along the Gulf Coast who have been affected by climate risk, and highlights approaches they are taking to mitigate the impact. During the screening, LSP and LSPAA members engaged in a lively dialogue about the ways in which our own community is being impacted by climate change.

Following the event, attendees were invited to sign up for an educational boat tour later in the year, which will provide an opportunity to further discuss resilience and adaptation in the face of climate risk.

If you missed the screening, don't worry - "Dear Tampa Bay: Stories From The Gulf Coast" will be shown at this year's Sunscreen Film Festival in downtown St. Pete. The festival, which is held each spring in St. Petersburg (and each fall in Los Angeles), is an internationally recognized celebration of film. The film will air on April 29th at AMC Theaters at Sundial, located at 153 2nd Ave., N. For more details, visit the festival's screening directory.

We are grateful for the opportunity to bring together past and present members of LSP and LSPAA to positively impact our community. We look forward to more opportunities to serve and make a difference.

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