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SOAK helps install a rain garden in Greenland NH. Photo credit: Soak up the Rain NH

Landscapers Learn How to Use their Green Thumbs to SOAK Up the Rain and Protect NH Water Bodies

Original story by Sarah Schaier, Production Editor, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension; Adapted by Kirsten Howard, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program In November 2015, landscape professionals gathered at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, New Hampshire, which overlooks the expansive Great Bay estuary, to learn how to “soak up the […]

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#SeabrookNH showing signs of a wetter future. By Nathalie Morison. Seabrook NH

NH Coastal Hazards Commission Issues Findings on Risks from Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise and Recommends Action to Prepare Now

After three years of dedicated research, deliberation, and public input, the New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission released its final report today, entitled “Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation.” This report presents the best available science, identifies assets vulnerable to coastal flooding, and lays out 35 recommendations and associated actions for […]

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Take the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer Survey Today

Do you like to explore and make maps that show how New Hampshire’s coastal community infrastructure is vulnerable to flooding? How coastal communities could be affected by sea-level rise in the future? How salt marshes might change (or disappear) with sea-level rise? Are you interested in exploring how eelgrass resources have changed since the 1980’s in Great Bay and the surrounding estuary? […]

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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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Public Comments Sought on Commission Report Urging State, Municipalities to Prepare New Hampshire for Increased Coastal Flood Risk

Reposted from NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission summarizes coastal vulnerabilities to projected storm surge, sea-level rise, and extreme precipitation and recommends actions to minimize coastal flood risk in draft report released for public comment. Seabrook, NH – After two and a half years of study, the […]

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Summary of the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Science Report

The NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup recently released a two-page summary of the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission Science and Technical Advisory Report. The summary highlights the key conclusions about science related to sea-level rise, precipitation, and storm surges in New Hampshire. It is easy-to-read, print, and share with your fellow community members and […]

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Register for the April 30 CAW Workshop

Preparing Our Coastal Communities: Using Climate Science to Guide NH Decisions for Today and Tomorrow What? Join us for a conversation with scientists who authored the recent NH Coastal Risks & Hazards Commission Science & Technical Advisory Panel report. The report includes the latest local projections for sea-level rise, precipitation amounts, and storm surges from coastal […]

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New Coastal New Hampshire Online Mapping Tool Improves Access to Information and Maps

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire’s GRANIT System and other project partners are excited to launch the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool that gives anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and to make […]

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