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The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 19 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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“King Tide” Photo Contest & Evening Photo Show Announced: Citizens & Photographers Invited to Capture Seacoast’s Highest Tide of the Year to Win $250!

King Tide, the highest tide of the year, is rolling into the Seacoast on Thursday October 9th, and area residents and photographers have a chance to capture this natural event and enter their photos in the 3rd Annual NH King Tide Photo Contest. NHCAW is sponsoring the one-day contest to help residents and community leaders [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change for Seabrook, Hampton Falls, and Hampton Workshop #4: Community Rating System, Municipal Regulations Audit, and Education & Outreach

Who: Community members of Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook, including residents, businesses, town boards, staff and officials When: October 8, 2014; 6-7:30pm Where: Seabrook Public Library, 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook, NH What: Learn how the Community Rating System (CRS) works and provides saving on flood insurance to residents, how towns can get into CRS, and more. [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change Workshop #3 for Seabrook, Hampton Falls, and Hampton: Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration

Who: Community members of Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook, including residents, businesses, town boards, staff and officials When: September 10, 2014; 6-7:30pm Where: Hampton Falls Fire Department (3 Drinkwater Rd, Hampton Falls) What: Learn about a model that shows how local salt marshes are likely to be affected by sea level rise, how it works, and what types of decisions it can [...]

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Opportunity for NH Communities: Coastal Resilience Technical Assistance Funding

Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, and natural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are projected to worsen and broaden with the effects of climate change. To help communities address these challenges, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program is requesting letters of intent [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary

  Story and photo by Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer On an evening when some of the nearby roads were flooded from heavy rains, residents of Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook met to discuss climate change and how their towns can work toward increased resilience to extreme weather events, sea level rise and [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change Workshop #2 for Seabrook, Hampton Falls, and Hampton

Are you a resident of Seabrook, Hampton Falls, or Hampton NH? Join fellow community members for the second workshop in the ‘Preparing for Climate Change’ series. When? Wednesday, August 13 from 6pm to 8:30pm Where? The St. James Masonic Lodge in Hampton (77 Tide Mill Rd.) What? Learn about regulatory tools and strategies, the value of salt marshes, and the NH [...]

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Updated Rainfall Info Helps Make N.H. Development More Climate-Smart

By Kirsten Howard “After the storms of 2006 through 2008, there was talk in the industry that the storms are changing,” said Ridge Mauck, who works for the Alteration of Terrain Bureau at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). ‘The industry’ is construction, engineering and development companies that work in New Hampshire. And [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change in the Seabrook-Hampton Estuary Kickoff Workshop

Kick off the ‘Preparing for Climate Change in Seabrook-Hampton Estuary’ workshop series this Thursday, July 17 at the Seabrook Libary from 6pm-8:30pm. Come by to learn about the latest climate science and discuss how the communities of Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook could prepare for impacts like sea level rise, stronger coastal storm surges, and [...]

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