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“A Virtual Open House”

Town plans Zoom Meeting on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan on June 9

The Town of Saugus has scheduled a special “Virtual Open House” for June 9 via Zoom videoconferencing for town residents and officials who would like to learn about the top four climate hazards facing Saugus today and in the future. In addition, the special forum – which town officials are calling “A Virtual Open House” – will also give participants a chance to offer their own views on the town’s climate adaptation and resilience plan. They can identify places and spaces they consider important to the community.

Residents can share their vision for a resilient future in Saugus by joining in the Virtual Open House on Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., according to the town’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, Christopher Reilly. He has been circulating a flyer on the upcoming meeting.

The Town of Saugus received grant funding to complete the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant program. The MVP Action Grant supports municipalities in advancing priority climate adaptation actions to address climate change impacts resulting from extreme weather, sea level rise, inland and coastal flooding, severe heat and other climate impacts. Town officials say the Saugus Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan will

  • Assess risk and vulnerability due to Saugus’s top hazards (flood, heat, severe storms and drought)
  • Examine and communicate how the impacts of these hazards can be reduced through investment in adaptation
  • Recommend next steps to reduce risk and build resilience in Saugus

For more information about the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan, visit

https://www.saugus-ma.gov/planning-and-economic-development/pages/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-climate-adaption-and

To learn more about the MVP program and local climate change data, visit

https://resilientma.org/mvp

Anyone interested in joining the Town of Saugus for the Virtual Open House needs to register. You can RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saugus-climate-adaptation-andresilience-plan-open-housetickets-298152952507

“This free virtual public open house offers an opportunity to learn about the plan, explore priority risks for Saugus, and help inform steps the community can take to improve quality of life and reduce the impacts of climate change on the community,” Reilly said.

The Zoom link and passcode below can be used to join the meeting on June 9 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89796755411pwd=bkJtVmRqdEl0MnA1Q3UxMFhVWHRPQT09

Meeting ID: 897 9675 5411

Passcode: 409926

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