Waterford to hold climate resilience community workshop on May 24.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT:  Abby Piersall, AICP

                                                                           Planning Director

May 10, 2017                                                apiersall@waterfordct.org                                    

                                                                                                                                                               

Waterford to hold climate resilience community workshop on May 24.

(Waterford, CT) – Would you like to learn what Waterford is doing to become a  more flood resilient community? Have you experienced the impacts of flooding on public infrastructure and natural resources first hand? Well, the Town wants to hear from you!

Join us for a community workshop on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall Auditorium at 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, for the residents and businesses of Waterford. The workshop will focus on developing strategies that can help the Town adapt its infrastructure and natural resources to higher and more frequent flooding. 

The Planning Department and a working group of Town departments and committees have been studying these issues. We’d like to share what we have learned so far and hear about your concerns and ideas for a more resilient Waterford. Join with your fellow residents and business owners to discuss solutions, and get expert support from design professionals.

The workshop is part of a study that will provide the Town with information and tools to prioritize capital projects, operational improvements, and regulations to increase resiliency. The study is being paid for by a $175,000 Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) that Waterford applied for and received from the State of Connecticut Department of Housing in 2016. 

To learn more, visit:  www.waterfordct.org