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CT - Public Peetings Scheduled for Greenwich's Coastal Resiliency Assessment Plan

The Conservation Commission will be presenting its 18-month long study regarding sea level rise and its effects on Greenwich. The three-part study is nearly complete, and the commission is inviting town residents to hear what the results are over the course of two presentations on June 9 and June 16 at 7:00pm.

The Conservation Commission will be presenting its 18-month long study regarding sea level rise and its effects on Greenwich. The three-part study is nearly complete, and the commission is inviting town residents to hear what the results are over the course of two presentations on June 9 and June 16 at 7:00pm. The presentations will be held via Zoom and will feature the consulting team led by the engineering firm of Princeton Hydro, with support from planners at BRS. Inc. and ecologists from Ecopolitan.

With the knowledge our sea level has risen eight inches in the last 100 years and state planning standards identifying another 20 inches of rise by 2050, the Conservation Commission embarked on a joint-department investigation of how this will affect Greenwich.

Anecdotal evidence of change exists. Police Chief Jim Heavey, with decades of experience in town, speaks to his observations. He stated, “It is increasingly more often his department is calling for evacuations with impending storms and dealing with flooded low-lying areas associated with storms or higher tides.”

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