posted on: 10/12/2017; updated: 10/18/2017

A steering committee is working on a new chapter of City's Master Plan that addresses climate change. As the panel prepares a draft of the new chapter, it seeks public input on climate change and its effects on energy, food, infrastructure, health and safety, natural resources, and water availability and quality.

There are several ways to participate, including an in-person workshop. The workshop will be held at the Dover Middle School (16 Daley Drive) on Saturday, Oct.21, 9-11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Register at http://tinyurl.com/Doverworkshops. A workshop originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, has been cancelled.

Feedback is also being sought via an online survey, which will be available on Monday, Oct. 23, at http://tinyurl.com/DoverMP.  

Master Plan committee working on climate change chapter

posted on: 10/12/2017; updated: 10/18/2017

A steering committee is working on a new chapter of City's Master Plan that addresses climate change. As the panel prepares a draft of the new chapter, it seeks public input on climate change and its effects on energy, food, infrastructure, health and safety, natural resources, and water availability and quality.

There are several ways to participate, including an in-person workshop. The workshop will be held at the Dover Middle School (16 Daley Drive) on Saturday, Oct.21, 9-11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Register at http://tinyurl.com/Doverworkshops. A workshop originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, has been cancelled.

Feedback is also being sought via an online survey, which will be available on Monday, Oct. 23, at http://tinyurl.com/DoverMP.

All feedback will be documented, compiled, and summarized for the Steering Committee to review when revising and finalizing the chapter. A summary of feedback will be sent back to workshop participants and survey respondents.

For more information about the development of the chapter, contact Kyle Pimental, principal regional planner with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, at kpimental@strafford.org or 603-994-3500.

For more information about the public workshops, contact Lisa Graichen, Climate Adaptation Program Coordinator with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Sea Grant, at Lisa.Graichen@unh.edu or 603-862-2356.

The chapter is being developed by the Climate Adaptation Chapter Steering Committee, with support from Kyle Pimental (SRPC), Amanda Stone (UNH Cooperative Extension), and Lisa Graichen (UNH Cooperative Extension/NH Sea Grant). This effort is part of the NH Setting SAIL project, made possible by funding from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act in Conjunction with the NH Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program. The NH Setting SAIL project seeks to support state and municipal implementation of the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Report (2016).

Learn more at http://www.nhcrhc.org/setting-sail/.