Rotary Club of New Canaan

From Devastation to Conservation: Rebuilding in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

 
The New Canaan Library will host a talk by Marshall Mayer entitled "From Devastation to Conservation: Rebuilding in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan" on Sunday, April 9th from 2:00-3:00pm in the Lamb Room.  Marshall was one of the founders of Young Pioneer Disaster Response (YPDR), an organization that the Rotary Club of New Canaan helped fund with a Rotary District Matching Grant in 2014.  Make plans to come learn how a few individuals can impact the world when they put their heart, soul and mind to work.  CLICK HERE to learn more and register to attend.
 
'Marine Domes' hand made by YPDR volunteers and local residents are ready to be deployed to help restore the coral reef off Bantan Island in the Philippines
 
The New Canaan Library will host a talk by Marshall Mayer entitled "From Devastation to Conservation: Rebuilding in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan" on Sunday, April 9th from 2:00-3:00pm in the Lamb Room.  Marshall was one of the founders of Young Pioneer Disaster Response (YPDR), an organization that the Rotary Club of New Canaan helped fund with a Rotary District Matching Grant in 2014.  Make plans to come learn how a few individuals can impact the world when they put their heart, soul and mind to work.  CLICK HERE to learn more and register to attend.
 
'Marine Domes' hand made by YPDR volunteers and local residents are ready to be deployed to help restore the coral reef off Bantan Island in the Philippines
 

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room
 

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines in 2013, it was the strongest storm ever recorded. It exacted a horrific death toll while wreaking structural and environmental devastation across the country. After originally intending to visit the Philippines for only a short time to help rebuild a rural school, Marshall Mayer and the other founders of Young Pioneer Disaster Response (“YPDR”) stayed to provide emergency and ongoing relief in a hard-hit area mostly ignored by large-scale efforts and the international media. Shortly after founding YPDR, they expanded the scope of their mission to include social and environmental programs that are helping people in the Philippines to this day.

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Marshall will be at the library to talk about his experience working on the ground with YPDR, providing emergency relief to effected communities. He will also discuss the Marine Restoration Program started by the organization, an ecological initiative which seeks to restore native marine habitats through the use of artificial reefs.