Rye's Path to Resilience

Climate Adaptation and change

The Town has engaged in a number of resilience-building projects over the last 10 years. Rye's path to resilience began with a workshop series on preparing for climate change and a vulnerability assessment of sea level rise and storm surge in 2013. These efforts were led by the Rockingham Planning Commission, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, NH Sea Grant, and a local committee. Since then, the Town has offered educational opportunities, created a Coastal Risks & Climate Adaption Master Plan chapter, updated regulations, and implemented a number of other projects. This story highlights examples of the actions and efforts the Town has taken to increase resilience to flooding, storm surge, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts.  Click here to view the story book.