NJ - Sustainable Jersey group plans event on community resiliency

On Monday, March 16, the Atlantic Cape May counties Sustainable Jersey Regional Hub will offer a free event focused on what communities can do to be more resilient in the face of emergencies such as flooding and wildfires.

“Climate change is impacting communities across the globe in many different ways. While it sometimes seems overwhelming when you think about how to turn things around, there are real, practical steps communities can take to be better prepared for emergencies that will impact us here in South Jersey,” hub Co-Chair Amy Menzel said. “This event will look at actions and resources for both coastal and inland communities, including how information is communicated during an emergency. This information is relevant for everyone in our region.”

The event will feature experts including David Rosenblatt, New Jersey’s chief resilience officer and assistant commissioner for climate and flood resilience, Lisa Auermuller from the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve and Bill Brash from the New Jersey Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council.

The event will also highlight steps local towns have taken to implement these actions.

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