Beverly Coastal Resiliency Grant

The City of Beverly is the recipient of a $89,981 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to identify potential impacts of sea level rise due to climate change and develop a menu of resiliency strategies that the City may consider to begin address these potential impacts. This planning and assessment process is the beginning of an on-going effort to address the present and future risks of climate change and sea level rise to focusing on critical infrastructure, public facilities, and public amenities the City is undertaking an assessment of critical infrastructure most vulnerable to coastal flooding.

The City hired BSC Group to assist with this project. An Advisory Group has also been established, whose members include: City staff, City board and committee representatives, high school and college educators, students, and others with expertise in this area.

Community Workshop #2 – Beverly Coastal Resiliency Plan
March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon Street

The Beverly Planning Development and Beverly Engineering Department will host a second Coastal Resiliency Community Workshop on March 30th starting at 7:00 PM at the Beverly Senior Center. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn more and hear an update to the City of Beverly’s Coastal Resiliency Planning efforts.

The City received a grant from Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to identify potential impacts of sea level rise due to climate change and to develop a resiliency strategy to address these impacts. At the workshop the City will share critical infrastructure asset analysis completed to date and help refine the community’s vision for its successful adaptation and future growth.

Community Workshop Presentation #2

Community Workshop  #1 – Introducing Beverly’s Grant-Funded Coastal Resiliency Plan
January 31, 6:30 PM
Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon Street

A community workshop will be held on January 31st to introduce the program to the public and help refine the community’s vision for its successful adaptation and future growth. The workshop will feature a brief introduction to the science of climate change, an explanation of what is included in a vulnerability assessment, and a discussion of the goals of the CZM-funded program. There will also be an introduction to the project area and the study process specific to the City of Beverly’s ongoing resiliency efforts to protect the most vulnerable public infrastructure and critical facilities from flooding and sea level rise. Please come to participate and learn about the potential impacts of our changing climate for the City of Beverly.

Community Workshop Presentation #1