Preparing for Climate Change in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary

 

Story and photo by Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer

Chris Keeley, NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension communities and climate program coordinator, facilitates a discussion on salt marshes and impacts from climate change. Photo by Rebecca Zeiber

Chris Keeley, NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension communities and climate program coordinator, facilitates a discussion on salt marshes and impacts from climate change. Photo by Rebecca Zeiber

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 storm surge.

About 20 residents, state representatives, and member of planning boards and conservation commissions attended the second workshop in the series titled “Preparing for Climate Change” on Aug. 13th in Hampton to learn about the tools and strategies they can use to deal with the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge on the environment, public health and infrastructure in their towns.

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