Dear Town of Slaughter Beach Stakeholders and Neighbors,
Starting in the spring of 2016, the DNREC Delaware Coastal Programs office began working with the Town of Slaughter Beach to carry out a comprehensive assessment of risks to the community from coastal and climate hazards. This project was part of the Delaware Coastal Programs’ Resilient Community Partnership, which leveraged federal funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help Delaware communities improve their planning and preparation capabilities for responding to coastal hazards.
Potential risks to the Town of Slaughter Beach, including wildfires and temperature changes due to climate change were examined, and this assessment informed the development of adaptation and mitigation measures to enhance the Town’s resiliency, or ability to withstand and bounce back from natural hazards. Public and stakeholder participation is an extremely important to this project, and through previous workshops, focus groups, and community-wide surveys, residents and stakeholders had the opportunity to contribute input and brainstorm strategies for addressing these risks.
As a part of our continuing outreach efforts, our project team would like to invite you to attend the upcoming Resilient Community Day public workshop on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Slaughter Beach Fire Hall to learn how the project is improving the community’s capacity to plan for and recover from hazardous events.
At the workshop we will:
- Share the results of the DNREC Delaware Coastal Programs’ Resilient Community Partnership study;
- Provide information about the new flood warning system that will be installed on Cedar Beach Road and Slaughter Beach Road;
- Promote emergency and hazard preparedness with subject matter experts from DelDOT, DEMA, and DNREC;
- Provide opportunities for feedback on the project and community adaptation recommendations.
Presentations will begin promptly at 10 a.m., and a buffet lunch will be provided following the information session.
Prior registration for the event is not required, however please let us know if you will not be able to attend, but have questions about the project or would like to share feedback.
For more information, please visit: http://de.gov/resilientcommunity
The Resilient Community Day proceedings and the final project report will be available via the link above following the workshop.
Thank you for your interest in the project and we hope to see you at the Slaughter Beach Resilient Community Day event on July 22nd!