It’s no secret that Mother Nature has done, and continues to do, a number on the Cape Cod coastline.
As a result, a Cape-wide stakeholder process to forge a data-rich tool for coastal resiliency planning will begin December 11, 2017.
In 2016, the Cape Cod Commission and partners received a 3-year grant of $780,000 to develop a tool and a public outreach program to examine the environmental and socio-economic effects of local and regional coastal resiliency strategies.
The stakeholder subregions are organized by water body: Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound, Cape Cod Bay, and Outer Cape.
The grant is funded through NOAA’s Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program, which supports regional-scale projects that enhance the resilience of coastal communities and economies to the effects of extreme weather, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.
The Commission serves as the lead agency for the effort, and is working with grant partners Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve, and the Town of Barnstable. Supporting agencies include Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Program, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.
For more information about the project or to sign up to be a stakeholder, log on to the Cape Cod Commission website.
STAKEHOLDER MEETING SCHEDULE
All meetings will be held at the Pocasset Community Center (314 Barlow’s Landing Road, Pocasset, MA 02559)
Meeting 1: 12/13/2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 2: 1/10/2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 3: 2/7/2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CAPE COD BAY
All meetings will be held at the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS (22 Mid Tech Drive, West Yarmouth, MA 02673)
Meeting 1: 12/11/2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting 2: 1/11/2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting 3: 2/6/2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All meetings will be held at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce (5 Patti Page Way, Centerville, MA 02632)
Meeting 1: 12/11/2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 2: 1/11/2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 3: 2/6/2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All meetings will be held at the Wellfleet Library (55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667)
Meeting 1: 12/12/2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 2: 1/12/2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 3: 2/9/2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.