Clay County residents joined with Western Carolina University representatives in celebrating the county’s African-American heritage with the opening of a new exhibit in the Old Jail Museum and a tour of a previously abandoned slave cemetery, both in Hayesville, on Saturday, May 27.
Hardly a day goes by that a staff member of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
The National Park Service has awarded a $483,404 grant to the Western Carolina University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines to map the storm vulnerability at 12 coastal parks, from Alaska to Florida.
Thanks to a $40,655 grant from the Department of the Interior Office of International Affairs and the National Park Service, WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines has begun a series of workshops in the Caribbean and Latin America aimed at coastal vulnerability.
Two years after relocating to Western Carolina University from its longtime home at Duke University, a program known worldwide for its use of science to influence public policy affecting management of U.S. shorelines is establishing a permanent beachhead in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
Western Carolina University is the new home to the offices of the Santa Aguila Charitable Trust, an international organization devoted to the protection and preservation of beaches around the world, and recent WCU graduate Adam Griffith has been hired as director of the trust’s Beachcare program.
Rob Young, director of WCU's Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, was appointed to the advisory board of the Santa Aguila Charitable Trust, an international organization devoted to the protection and preservation of beaches around the world.