Resilient Cape Cod: Stakeholders to help craft coastal planning tool

Map of Resilient Cape Cod Stakeholder Regions
Map of Resilient Cape Cod Stakeholder Regions

A Cape-wide stakeholder process to help develop a data-rich tool for coastal resiliency planning begins December 11, 2017.

In 2016, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded a three-year, $780,000 grant to the Cape Cod Commission and partners to develop a tool and public outreach program to investigate the environmental and socio-economic effects of local and regional coastal resiliency strategies.

Outreach and tool development center on a stakeholder process with regional working groups representing a range of constituencies, and their interests and concerns. 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 www.capecodcommission.org/resiliency

 

STAKEHOLDER MEETING SCHEDULE

Buzzards Bay

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.

Nantucket Sound

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.

Outer Cape

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.
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