Rye Climate Project In the News

Seacoast Online article features the third workshop on Preparing for Climate Change in Rye, during which residents took a field trip to some salt marshes and learned why they’re important for habitat and coastal protection and how they’re vulnerable to sea level rise.

This project is facilitated by NHCAW partner organizations including the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Sea Grant, and the Rockingham Planning Commission in conjunction with the town of Rye. The funds for this project were made available by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

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The highest tide of the year shows inundated marshes around Rye’s roadways. In several decades sea level rise may make this scene a much more common occurrence.

 

 

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