January 28, 2021
5:30 pm, Virtual Open House
Dear Nantucket Community Member,
I am writing today to announce the launch of the public planning process leading to Nantucket’s first comprehensive Coastal Resilience Plan (CRP). The CRP is a critical step in the Town’s process of preparing for and adapting to the effects of climate change, including increasingly intense and frequent coastal flooding, erosion, and future sea-level rise.
The CRP will analyze risks to the Town’s homes and businesses, public infrastructure, economy, civic spaces, and historic and natural resources, and propose location-specific interventions for reducing long-term risks and increasing resilience. The process will build on prior and ongoing studies led by the Town, including those available in the Nantucket Coastal Resilience Library.
The project team will work in close partnership with the Nantucket community and other groups to develop the CRP. The plan will be completed in Fall 2021 and involve multiple opportunities for public input.
Please also save the date of January 28th at 5:30 pm for the first Nantucket CRP Community Open House, which will be an opportunity to learn about coastal resilience from the project team and provide your perspectives and experience. Share the event with your friends, family, and neighbors!
Please RSVP if you plan to attend!
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Natural Resources Department
Coastal Resilience Coordinator