We invite you to participate in two discussions on community resilience to help older adults and related agencies prepare for severe weather events—March 22 and April 12, 2022. The goal […]
The Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, in partnership with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, convened a Facilitated Community of Practice (FCoP), focused on coastal resilience, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore has been called the nation’s third most vulnerable region to the impacts of sea level rise. The Eastern Shore has already experienced sea-level rise, storm surge, coastal flooding, increased urban temperatures and extreme precipitation/run-off events, degraded water quality, and loss of natural riparian buffers.
The four-month pilot project, completed in June 2016, convened planners, emergency managers, public works personnel, and town/county administrators from Maryland’s mid- and upper Eastern Shore, along with other key state-level partners. Through the FCoP, participants:
In addition, the FCoP achieved three specific, near-term desired outcomes:
The FCoP led to the successful establishment of an ongoing regional group, the Eastern Shore Climate Adaptation Partnership