Rep. Pappas, right, and others examine high-water markers installed by the Rockingham Planning Commission High Water Mark Initiative in Rye. via. Seacoastonline

NH - Rep. Pappas announces funds to help build resilient coast in NH

RYE — Congressman Chris Pappas toured coastal infrastructure last Thursday and learned about an initiative to guard against future flood events.

The Democratic representative for the 1st District learned about the Rockingham Planning Commission’s High Water Mark Initiative to identify flood adaptation and resilience actions. Pappas spoke with representatives of the state Department of Environmental Services, Rockingham Planning Commission and League of Conservation Voters.

“The growing risk of flooding threatens many of our communities,” he said. “It’s critical that we create climate resilient communities through our infrastructure planning and projects. I’m pleased the Moving Forward Act includes provisions for climate resiliency that will protect our environment and invest in infrastructure projects that address these threats.”

State Sen. Tom Sherman, D-Rye, said Pappas has supported the federal effort to address sea level rise. “I am reassured that we have a strong federal partner in Congressman Pappas,” he said.

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