A coalition of committees and groups will hold a community meeting to begin assessing what rising sea levels mean for the Town of St. George at the town office, 3 School Street, on Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. Attendees from other midcoast communities are welcome.

With more than 125 miles of waterfront, rises in sea level affect much of the town, which is already experiencing eroding shorelines; piers and docks that flood in storm-driven tides; and occasional splashing onto vulnerable spots in roads.

Susie Arnold of Island Institute will talk about the science of sea-level rise; Jeremy Bell of The Nature Conservancy will present the conservancy’s online mapping tool that shows how the coastline is affected by fluctuations in sea level; Bill Najpauer of Midcoast Economic Development District will discuss how some local towns are approaching the issue; and Gabe McPhail will describe the work of Vinalhaven’s sea-level rise committee.

For more information, email Select Board Chair Richard Bates at r.bates@stgeorgemaine.org.