On assignment: Dorchester County
Visited Dorchester County yesterday – Maryland’s largest county by land mass, but not so by population. Salt marsh, mostly – hundreds of thousands of acres of swirling, moving, shifting marsh land. Chesapeake bounty. Raw nature.
Historically vibrant towns and villages ever threatened by changing climate and rising seas. Independent, rugged, resilient communities, with ever decreasing numbers.
I was looking at the intersection of land and water and community, historic sites and communities versus the ever creeping tides.
The built environment, sinking into the marsh. Some 380 acres each year. The seas, rising. The times, a-changin’.
Cultural history shifts in front of our eyes. And the Harriet Tubman Educational Center is a beautiful new complex under construction, rising from the marsh like a phoenix. Fabulous.
~ by kbosin on September 27, 2015.
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