Researchers, with recent funding from the National Science Foundation, are working to bring forward voices from rural, poorer coastal NC communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Officials said diverse stakeholder partnership is needed to ensure that the scope of work reflects local priorities.
The governor’s proposed $29.3 billion 2022-23 budget funds offshore wind industry infrastructure, buyouts of hog farms in floodplains, forest preservation and management, and expansion of climate resiliency programs.
Online workshops will allow for residents in Eastern Carolina Council of Governments and Mid-East Commission counties to provide direct input on resilience planning.
North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency is funding the development of floodprint reports for select communities in eastern North Carolina most impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
The online workshops allow for residents of the Cape Fear and Albemarle regions to provide direct input on resilience planning for storm-impacted regions of North Carolina.
Chris Baillie leads a three-year pilot program to determine if existing partnerships to protect military installations from encroachment should be expanded to better incorporate climate resilience and adaptation.
Municipal and county governments can apply to fund the engineering and design phase of a shovel-ready project that boosts climate resiliency through the state’s Resilient Coastal Communities Program.
Grants from Section 319 of the Clean Water Act are now available for communities to address pollution from stormwater and flooding.
The drop-in meeting is from 4 to 6 p.m. March 24 at town hall.
Surf City, Topsail Beach and North Topsail Beach officials are hosting an open house March 16 to share information with the public on the climate-related risks present on the island.
Craven County staff are hosting a virtual meeting March 10 to present information and gather feedback on ways to improve resilience to coastal hazards, such as flooding and storm-related damage.
Beaufort is holding the meeting March 3 via Zoom to work on a strategy to address risks related to flooding, storm surge and sea level rise.
The public is encouraged to drop in Feb. 23 at town hall to discuss proposed resilience projects.
Ocracoke residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are being asked to attend a meeting Jan. 27 and fill in a short survey on ways the community can be more resilient.
Beaufort officials are hosting Jan. 27 a virtual meeting to go over the first phase of the “Resilient Beaufort” initiative, a project through the state’s Resilient Coastal Communities Program.