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Posts tagged ‘Planning for Climate Change’

4
Mar

Maryland Seeking Public Input for Federal Action on Climate Change Preparedness

Deadline Extended: Comments accepted via series of surveys through March 21

Photo by Carol Sylveira

Governor Martin O’Malley is calling on stakeholders, elected officials and citizens to provide input on how the Federal government can best assist Maryland in planning for and responding to climate change, through a series of quick and easy online surveys by topic. Governor O’Malley is currently serving as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, charged with advising the President as to how federal agencies can best help states and communities understand, prepare for, and reduce the impacts of climate change. Read more »

11
Feb

Coastal Areas Encouraged to Apply for Preparedness Grants; Deadline Extended!

Annapolis City Dock

Annapolis City Dock

It’s not too late! The State is still offering CoastSmart Communities grants to help local governments improve their ability to respond to coastal threats such as storm surge, flooding and sea level rise. The application deadline has been extended to March 7.  Read more »

31
Jan

Maryland Issues New Guidelines for State Construction in Areas Vulnerable to Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Photo of the report's coverMaryland’s Climate Change and CoastSmart Construction Working Group has issued its Final Report, intended to guide what, where and how the State builds in areas vulnerable to coastal flooding and future sea level rise.  The report recommends specific siting and design guidelines for State construction projects to protect against the impacts of climate change.  Read more »

23
Dec

Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

Annapolis City Dock during a King Tide. Life-size tatues at the dock are up to their knees in water.

Annapolis City Dock during a King Tide

With Maryland set to experience winter King Tides December 31 through January 3, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking residents in coastal areas to take and share photos of the resulting high waters and flooding. While not all communities may experience flooding, in some areas, these unusually high tides give planners a look at what potential future sea level rise may look like. Read more »

29
Oct

League of Conservation Voters Honors Governor Martin O’Malley for Climate Change Vision

Tony Caligiuri, MDLCV Chairman of the Board; Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator; Governor O'Malley; and MDLCV Executive Director Karla Raettig

Tony Caligiuri, MDLCV Chairman of the Board; Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator; Governor O’Malley; and Karla Raettig, MDLCV Executive Director

Governor congratulates co-honorees Maggie McIntosh and Dru Schmidt-Perkins

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters presented Governor Martin O’Malley with its inaugural Climate Visionary Award this evening, recognizing his unsurpassed leadership in creating and adopting programs to help Marylanders combat and adapt to the effects of climate change.  Read more »

21
Aug

First-of-Its-Kind Easement Protects Historic Area from Sea Level Rise Impacts

Coastal resilience considered in preservation of Harriet Tubman National Park and Byway site

An example of lands that would be protected through this new easement program.

An example of land that would be protected through this new easement program.
Photo by Alan Sakakhiara

Through a first-of-its-kind easement designed to protect coastal areas from the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge, the State of Maryland has preserved 221 acres in Dorchester County along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park and Scenic Byway.  Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land through a Coastal Resilience Easement. Read more »

16
Jul

Citizens Asked to Snap and Share King Tide Photos

King tides just outside of City Dock Annapolis

King tides just outside of City Dock Annapolis

With Maryland set to experience the last King Tides of the summer July 21 through 24, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking residents in coastal areas to take and share photos of the resulting high waters and flooding. These unusually high tides give planners a look at what potential future sea level rise may look like. Read more »

7
Jan

Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

City Dock, Annapolis

City Dock, Annapolis after an extremely high tide.

High tides to take place January 9 - 13

Maryland will experience higher than average tides January 9 through 13 and the CoastSmart Communities program is asking citizens to help document the tides by taking pictures of high water and flooding around their neighborhoods and submitting the photos here. These high tides give researchers a look at what future sea level rise may potentially look like. Read more »

28
Dec

Governor O’Malley Signs Executive Order Helping State Prepare for Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a landmark initiative to increase the State’s long term resiliency to storm related flooding and sea level rise.  He signed the Climate Change and Coast Smart Construction Executive Order, directing that all new and reconstructed state structures, as well as other infrastructure improvements, be planned and constructed to avoid or minimize future flood damage. Read more »

6
Dec

Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

Flooding in the streets of Chestertown, Md.
Photo By: Jim Thompson

Maryland is set experience some of the season’s highest tides December 12 through 15 and the CoastSmart Communities program is asking for citizens’ help in documenting the tides by taking pictures of high water and flooding around their neighborhoods and submitting them here. King Tides as they are often called, give researchers a potential look at what future sea level rise may look like.

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