The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 22 organizations working to assist communities in NH’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change by providing resources, facilitation and guidance that enhance readiness and resilience. 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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Announcing #KingTideNH2016 Judges Panel and Prizes

We’re excited to announce the judges panel and the suite of prizes that have been donated for the upcoming #KingTideNH2016 photo contest. JUDGES: A panel of local judges will select the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place photos based on photographic quality, effectiveness at conveying tidal impact, and creativity. The judges for this year’s […]

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Amanda Moeser, The Nature Conservancy, preparing cages for the 12 million oyster larvae to grow into spat-on-shell, at UNH’s Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. © The Nature Conservancy

Restoring Oysters in the Great Bay Estuary

By Ellie Baker, The Nature Conservancy In 2016, The Nature Conservancy, University of New Hampshire, and independent oyster growers worked together to initiate oyster restoration efforts in 12 acres of the Great Bay Estuary in NH.  Restoration efforts in a 5-acre project area, northwest of Nannie Island in Newington, were supported by funds from the Aquatic […]

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Photo credit: Todd Selig. Left to right: Trevor Mattera, UNH; Kirsten Howard NHDES Coastal Program; Mike Lynch, Town of Durham; Dave Burdick, UNH at Durham Day.

Wagon Hill Farm in Durham to Pilot Living Shoreline to Address Erosion and Adapt to Sea-Level Rise

On September 17, 2016, Mike Lynch, Department of Public Works Director for the Town of Durham, attended Durham Day, located at Wagon Hill Farm, to celebrate the community together with hundreds of Durham residents, young and old. Residents took in what may have been the last summery day of the year at the beautiful property, […]

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Photo by Ron Sher. King Tide 2014 Photo Contest 5th Place Winner. It was no picnic at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire on October 9th!

Snap the Shore, Face the Future! Enter to Win NH King Tide Photo Contest & Raise Awareness of Rising Tides, Oct. 17-19, 2016

Portsmouth, NH –The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is excited to announce the return of the New Hampshire King Tide Photo Contest on October 17-19, 2016 and is calling all citizens to grab their cameras and help us “catch a king” for a chance to win prizes. King Tides are especially high tides that […]

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A Story About NH’s Armor: What Does the State’s Tidal Shoreline Actually Look Like?

This is the seventh story in 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. It was the summer of 2015, and Hannah Blondin was walking the shoreline. Find out what Hannah saw by jumping to our story […]

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Coastal Program Announces Request for Proposals for “Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience” Funding Opportunity (Opportunity Closed)

Update: This funding opportunity is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted proposals. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program announces the availability of targeted funds for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards.  The purpose of the “Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience” funding opportunity is to support […]

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Kim Reid receives the 2016 Climate Champion Award from CAW member Chris Keeley

2016 N.H. Climate Summit focuses on adaptation

Story by Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer Roads, dunes, groundwater and fish — N.H.’s infrastructure and natural resources are not immune to the effects of climate change, but adaptation efforts are growing and gaining momentum in the Granite State. That growth was evident at the 2016 N.H. Climate Summit, where more than 115 […]

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NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Public Information & Comment Meetings

The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (RSA 483-E) is holding two public meetings to provide information, answer questions, and receive comments on our draft report, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation. The draft report summarizes New Hampshire’s vulnerabilities to coastal flood hazards and recommends actions to minimize […]

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