A team from the University of New Hampshire and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is working with the town of Exeter, New Hampshire to create a plan for climate change based upon Exeter’s perspectives. Learn more…
The CAPE team meets this Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 9:00-12:00 with Exeter town staff, officials, volunteers, and residents to review Year 1, including what we've heard through community engagement; activities of the Citizen Working Group; model results of changing floodplains, drainage issues, changing flows over Great Dam, and downstream ecosystem analysis; and learn what other NH towns are doing to prepare for climate change.
Please join us in the Nowak Room of the Exeter Town Office building. Hot coffee and conversations begin at 9:00, presentations and discussion runs from 9:30-12:00, and the gathering will close at noon with informal discussions over a tasty lunch from Billingsgate!
The Citizen Working Group (CWG) will be meeting again this month on Thursday the 24th from 5-7:30pm at the Exeter Senior Center at 30 Court Street (just next door to the Exeter Parks & Recreation Department). We will be discussing how the CAPE project relates to a few of the "big decisions" Exeter is faced with (such as what to do with the Exeter dam), how climate change will likely impact natural resources in Exeter and what can be done, and how to further develop the CAPENH.net website.
This project is funded by the National Estuarine Research Reserves Science Collaborative. The NERRS Science Collaborative puts Reserve-based science to work for coastal communities coping with the impacts of land use change, stormwater, non-point source pollution, and habitat degradation in the context of a changing climate.