RI Shoreline Change Speacial Area Management Plan, The BeachSAMP

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November 25, 2013
Stakeholder Meeting
Project Update

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RI Shoreline Change Speacial Area Management Plan, The BeachSAMP

  1. 1. November 25th 2013 Stakeholder meeting
  2. 2. Project Update
  3. 3. New Data & Information •Areas of Critical Concern Identified for Phase 1 •Southern Coast and Block Island •Two Pilot Projects •North Kingstown •Newport •Salt Marsh Migration •Draft Maps completed for entire state •Underway: Legal investigation surrounding shoreline change •Roger Williams Law School •Underway: Ocean Engineering Design Project- Wickford Harbor
  4. 4. Tools & Best Practices • Review of Adaptation Techniques • Homebuyers Guide for Coastal Properties • Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York • Voluntary Certification Programs for More Resilient Homes and Business such as the FORTIFIED Program
  5. 5. Outreach and Coordination • Over 40 group or community meetings, reaching many hundreds of residents, business owners, municipal and state staff, etc. • Inter-agency coordination meetings on sea level rise assessments at state level • Next Steps • Dec 9th Stakeholder Meeting • January meeting TBD
  6. 6. www.beachsamp.org

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