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Coastal Resilience Initiative Walking Tour

PORTSMOUTH, NH – The City's Planning Department and the N.H. Coastal Adaptation Workgroup are hosting a walking tour on Tuesday, October 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a firsthand look at some of the areas with predicted impacts from storm surge and sea level rise in downtown Portsmouth. Walk to several locations in the South End and learn about the recently completed study which analyzed potential flooding risk impacts related to projected storm surges and seal level rise caused by climate change. The project identified potential impacts on buildings, infrastructure and natural resources under a range of climate change scenarios. The study identifies potentially vulnerable areas in the future and recommends policies, plans and regulations to respond to the projected impacts of these climate-induced changes. Funding for the study was provided by the Gulf of Maine Council through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study report and maps can be viewed at

The walking tour will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, outside the Players' Ring Theatre located at 105 Marcy Street between Strawbery Banke and Prescott Park. For more information and to sign up go to

For more information, please contact Peter Britz, Environmental Planner for the City of Portsmouth Planning Department at (603) 610-7215 or by email: