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The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 21 organizations working to help communities in New Hampshire’s Seacoast area prepare for the effects of extreme weather events and other effects of long term climate change. NHCAW provides communities with resources, education, facilitation and guidance. Connect to NHCAW workshop materials, sign up for updates on the right of this page, and explore the website for the latest news.

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The fences and sign ask visitors to stick to the beach area and stay off the “sensitive shoreline”.

Popular Wagon Hill Farm Slipping Away Under Foot and Paw

This story is part of the Shoreline Management Story Series, sponsored by the New Hampshire Coastal Program, the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup. To read more stories in the series, click here. Wagon Hill Farm, Durham, NH By Brendan Newell, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, with […]

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Photo by Heidi Davis, Newbury MA

Before We Ring in the New Year: Let’s Look Back at the 2015 King Tides Photo Contest Winners!

The NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup wishes you all a fun and safe holiday and a Happy New Year! But before we head out for some quality family time, let’s look back at the photo contest winners from the October 2015 King Tide. Portland, ME – During high tides on October 28 and 29, 2015, coastal […]

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2014 Contest submission by Luisa Morgan

NH Citizens and Photographers Invited to Participate in King Tide Photo Contest Wednesday at Noon

NHCAW’s “King Tide” Photo Contest Goes International: NH Citizens and Photographers Invited to Capture Seacoast’s Highest Tide of the Year along with citizens from New Brunswick, Canada to Cape Cod, Massachusetts Durham, NH – King Tide, the highest tide of the year is rolling into the Seacoast midday this Wednesday October 28th. The New Hampshire […]

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Oysters: Bivalves with Lots to Give

Great Bay Estuary, NH By Cathy Coletti, NHDES Coastal Program This story is part of the Shoreline Management Story Series, sponsored by the New Hampshire Coastal Program, the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup. To read more stories in the series, click here. Delightful subtleties in texture and […]

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A Field Workshop About NH Dune Restoration: Register Today!

Water, Weather, Climate and Community Workshop 12 Building Resilience in Coastal New Hampshire: A Field Trip and Primer on Restoring Natural Dunes and Protecting People When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Seabrook Beach Village District Office, 210 Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, N.H. Join us for an evening to learn how dune […]

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The restored salt marsh along Newcastle Ave. doesn’t have much room to migrate with sea-level rise. Britz and Miller say we’ll have to focus on conserving marshes around the Seacoast that do.

The Story of the Marsh That Moved: Looking Back to Plan Ahead

Portsmouth NH By Kirsten Howard This story is part of the Shoreline Management Story Series, sponsored by the New Hampshire Coastal Program, the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup. To read more stories in the series, click here. In October of 2006, construction cranes lined the Newcastle Ave. […]

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