Climate Change Is an Issue for the Town; Faison Addresses Concerns, Future at Meeting (Winthrop Transcript 10/4/19)
What will climate change look like in Winthrop’s future? It looks like what the town has been experiencing with flooding along Morton Street, Pico, Ingleside Park, Shirley Street near the marina, Coughlin Park or other areas either effected by 100-year storms that seem to come every other year.
Last Wednesday night about 30 people packed the Hazlett Room at the Library to hear about “Winthrop Engages: Climate Change” from Town Manager Austin Faison, Julie Wormser of the Mystic River Watershed Association and Leah Robbins of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
Last June the town received a municipal vulnerability program designation, which provides support and grants for cities and towns in Massachusetts to plan for resiliency and implement key climate change adaptation actions for resiliency.
Faison said climate change even plays a factor into where the town can build a public safety building.
“It will have to be the best building in the whole town,” Faison said.
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