Safe Harbor is a small environmental consulting group on Cape Cod. We have been developing innovative coastal restoration systems, such as Biomimicry, a minimal profile strategy using storm winds to restore eroded beaches and dunes. Safe Harbor has contributed to the emerging field of Storm Energy Management. Storms are interactions between energy and mass. Historical responses to storms manage mass by replacing sand or building protective structure. Our strategies experiment with "energy management". We have discovered that this "managed" energy may have the potential to manage mass (sand) for us. Yes it is counter intuitive but we are ready to introduce some new ideas.
This past year we were invited by NOAA the US Fish and Wildlife Service to introduce our Biomimicry Coastal Restoration System in their National Restoration Webinar Series. Enhancing green infrastructure with emerging green technologies contributes to more resilient coastal resources. (see image above)
We have intentionally structured this Web Site for educational use. We offer support to High School and College students and Community Groups with up to 20 environmental education presentations each year. We have an active Intern Program, taking on board two part time interns each semester. We now offer College Credit for Interns in our intern program. We suggest checking out our PUBLICATIONS PAGE, for some great choices in further learning. Since we are an environmental consulting group, we also provide restoration plans, permitting and management services for Coastal and Wetlands projects. Safe Harbor offers free initial consultations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Harbor's core values recognize the importance of environmental education to support our community, Safe Harbor produces 30 to 40 free educational presentations every year.
OUR FIELD TEAM
Safe Harbor uses interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative restoration techniques. For more information view FIELD TEAM.
OUR INTERN TEAM
Safe Harbor's INTERN PROGRAM offers a wide range of opportunities for continuing education and participation in our interdisciplinary Costal Restoration projects. The goal of our 2016 program is to provide appropriate, supportive experiences for our Interns to develop leadership, management, communication and thinking skills for effective environmental decision making.
OUR RESEARCH TEAM
Our Research Coordinator Jessica. Environmental Studies Graduate from McGill University
Researchers provide articles which are frequently published in OCEAN Environmental e-Newsletter, the educational publication funded by Safe Harbor. For more information and images please visit our RESEARCHERS PAGE.
OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM
Safe Harbor Environmental offers year round VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for volunteering on coastal restoration projects. There are no age, experience or educational restrictions.
Safe Harbor works with interdisciplinary professionals, to create teams addressing unique environmental challenges. For more information on our collaborators please visit our COLLABORATORS PAGE
OUR EDUCATION TEAM
At Safe Harbor ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION is one of our core values. We do 20 - 30 public presentations every year.
ENVIRONMENTAL VISION GRANT
Watercolor Pencil Image by Tessera Knowles-Thompson 2015 (Environmental Vision Grant Recipient)
We have recently begun to offer small grants in support of individuals we feel have commitments to enhance their own environmental vision and expand the environmental vision of our greater community. For more information please visit our VISION GRANT PAGE.
OUR ADVOCACY PROJECTS
Safe Harbor assumes short term and long term environmental advocacy interventions on local, national , and international levels. For more information please visit our ADVOCACY PROJECTS PAGE.
OUR ANNUAL VISION RETREAT
Safe Harbor offers its team an annual three day retreat on the edge of the Earth in the Keepers House at Race Point lighthouse. This includes a field trip through the linked habitats of salt marsh, dunes, upper and lower beach and intertidal zone. We use this opportunity compare diversity with the degree of stress in each habitat. Safe Harbor has been involved in planning the restoration of this marsh. This time away but together helps our team develop a shared vision of what Safe Harbor could be and define some reachable goals for the coming year. For more information please visit our VISION RETREAT.