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Try standup paddleboarding at the WILD Outdoor Expo at Colliers Mills State Park this month. In this June 10th, 2017, file photo, a paddleboarder competes in the 10th annual Dean Randazzo Paddle for A Cause.

The state Department of Environmental Protection’s ninth annual WILD Outdoor Expo — with more than 100 exhibits, demonstrations and seminars about conservation and outdoor activities — will happen Sept. 8 to 9 in New Egypt, Plumsted Township.

It’s a celebration of the natural world and activities around the state, the DEP said, and will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a part of the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area just outside the Jackson Township border, rain or shine.

Admission and parking are free. There also will be an outdoor equipment flea market, food trucks and vendors. Visit wildoutdoorexpo.com.

Taste a beach plum, and see how they grow and stabilize coastal dunes:

The 21st annual Island Beach Park Beach Plum Festival will take place rain or shine Sept. 9 at the park’s Swimming Area 1.

The festival is the main fundraiser for Friends of Island Beach State Park. An $8 donation is suggested.

Climate change presentation at Ocean City Library: C-Change “Primer,” a multimedia presentation on the science of climate change, will take place 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Ocean City Free Public Library.

Documentary on sea level rise part of Bayshore Center’s ‘Rising Tides: Flow of Reality’: The Bayshore Center at Bivalve will show a film about sea level rise to open its fall Delaware Bay Speakers Series on Sept. 27.

“High Tide in Dorchester” is about Dorchester County, Maryland, a low-lying county that is now the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area. But scientists predict it will lose so much land area to sea level rise by 2100, it will drop to the 14th largest county in that state.

The film starts at 7 p.m. at the Haleyville-Mauricetown Elementary School, 1308 North Ave., Port Norris in Commercial Township.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 10 to 17 and available online at bayshorecenter.org or by phone at 856-785-2060.

— Michelle Brunetti Post

Contact: 609-272-7219

mpost@pressofac.com

Twitter @MichelleBPost

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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