FCoP MD Eastern Shore

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The Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, in partnership with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, convened a Facilitated Community of Practice (FCoP), focused on coastal resilience, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore has been called the nation’s third most vulnerable region to the impacts of sea level rise.  The Eastern Shore has already experienced sea-level rise, storm surge, coastal flooding, increased urban temperatures and extreme precipitation/run-off events, degraded water quality, and loss of natural riparian buffers.

The four-month pilot project, completed in June 2016, convened planners, emergency managers, public works personnel, and town/county administrators from Maryland’s mid- and upper Eastern Shore, along with other key state-level partners. Through the FCoP, participants:

In addition, the FCoP achieved three specific, near-term desired outcomes:

  1. Established a regional network of practitioners with a focus on pursuing adaptation and resilience strategies.
  2. Developed a vision among the participants for how the community of practice can be continued beyond the pilot phase.
  3. Piloted a model for regional engagement of local governments in conjunction with Antioch’s 2016 Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness conference.

Upcoming Events


The Economics of Natural and Nature Based Coastal Adaptation

This workshop explores the differences between economic fact and fiction for resilience decision-making, and why these differences matter.
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Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change Workshop

Two day workshop. Real-world examples of climate adaptation projects that work to meet landowner goals will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions. Feedback from Day 2 will directly inform the continued development of the new Forests and Water Strategies and Approaches menu.
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Financing Climate Change Solutions

Although there is widespread agreement on the need for adapting to the changing climate, there is no clear consensus on how much it will cost, or how communities can pay for it. This webinar will address what the future holds for financial support for emergency preparedness and longer range adaptation planning.
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