How to Solve Tangier’s ‘Crisis’

Teagan Mullins
7th Grade Community Problem Solver Teagan Mullins neatly put the Tangier challenge in perspective, saying the island needs time and money.

With a blend of science and emotion, students from the 7th Grade Community Problem Solvers, representing Northumberland Middle School, described a two-year-long effort to solve the crisis confronting Tangier Island – a remote Chesapeake Bay community 14 miles from Northumberland County.

They made the presentation at the NAPS (Northumberland Assn. for Progressive Stewardship) annual meeting, Saturday, February 11 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Heathsville, VA.

The crisis is being caused by constant erosion due to rising sea levels and subsidence of the land. The emotion was focused on the fate of the people and culture of the island.  A crowd of about 80 attendees also reflected these two factors, as did the two video presentations included on the program. Read more…

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