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Coastal Resiliency Task Force Volunteers Needed

The Dewees Island POA is interested in forming a Coastal Resiliency Task Force.  This group will be responsible for forming partnerships, engaging stakeholders, researching and submitting grants, and developing a long range Coastal Resiliency Plan for Dewees Island to be submitted to the POA Board for approval.

What is Coastal Resilience & Why does it Matter?

According to NOAA “Coastal Resilience means building the ability of a community to “bounce back” after hazardous events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding – rather than simply reacting to impacts.”  For Dewees Island this means, ensuring all members and systems can better withstand major events and long-term stressors in a way that helps meet larger community goals. 

Creating a Coastal Resiliency plan will help us understand how coastal hazards impact Dewees Island from a landscape perspective vs looking at events as isolated problems to one part of the island.  This plan will result in a stronger community for the future.

We need your help! 

Please email lori if you have any questions or are interested in joining this group.