From our friends at the Sierra Club Linz Group…
Lowcountry At High Tide
Thursday, April 1, 7 pm
Sierra Club Lunz Group with Christina Rae Butler
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Christina Rae Butler will provide an illustrated synopsis of her recent book Lowcountry At High Tide: Flooding, Drainage, and Reclamation in Charleston, chronicling the means and motives for filling and reclamation in the city over time, and how the city government and its residents have dealt with flooding in the past and present.
The signs are there: our coastal cities are increasingly susceptible to flooding as the climate changes. Charleston, South Carolina, is no exception, and is one of the American cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels. Lowcountry at High Tide is the first book to deal with the topographic evolution of Charleston, its history of flooding from the seventeenth century to the present, and the efforts made to keep its populace high and dry, as well as safe and healthy.
Christina Rae Butler, M.A., is a professor of historic preservation and chair of general education at American College of the Building Arts, adjunct faculty at College of Charleston, and owner of Butler Preservation L.C., a Charleston-based company specializing in historic preservation consulting, historic property and general historical research, genealogy and biographical research, and small restoration/renovation projects.
The Robert Lunz Group of the South Carolina Sierra Club has over 1,400 members in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties and hosts hikes, canoe trips, and lectures. Sierra Club motto: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet. https://www.sierraclub.org/south-carolina/robert-lunz