Residents had the opportunity to express their concerns about Scituate’s vulnerability in regards to the effects of rising sea levels, increasing storm intensity, massive storm surge, and change in precipitation patternse
Darci Schofield, Senior Environmental Planner with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, or MAPC, led a public workshop Tuesday, July 17 in order to engage the community in ensuring everyone was on the same page going forward in building a resilient Scituate.
“This is not doom and gloom,” Schofield said. “We want to be hopeful. Scituate is really ahead of the game on this.”
Schofield said the MAPC worked very closely with the Scituate Climate Vulnerability Steering Committee to put together a priority of suggested climate actions to Build a More Resilient Scituate.
“The purpose of the meeting was to engage the community, as part of the process of establishing the vulnerability assessment which will support grant applications,” said Tom Hall, chairman of the Scituate Coastal Advisory Commission.
About 80 people attended the workshop, with approximately 90 percent coming from coastal areas. There was a large turnout from Humarock. (read more)
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