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A Resilient Gingerbread House

Every year UConn Avery Point hosts a competition to make a gingerbread house. This year CIRCA entered and built a resilient coastal home or as resilient as it could be when it was made out of candy and cookies. How to make a resilient gingerbread house: Home Elevation The lowest occupied floor of our gingerbread […]

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CIRCA Awards Four Municipal Resilience Grants

Author and contact: Katie Lund, CIRCA Project Coordinator (   CIRCA’s Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) awards municipal governments and councils of government for initiatives that advance resilience, including the creation of conceptual design, construction of structures, or the design of practices and policies that increase their resilience to climate change and severe weather.  These projects […]

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Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut

Sea level rise is a well-established impact of a warming planet due to expanding warming oceans and melting ice currently trapped on land. In 2012 NOAA released global sea level rise scenarios that were referenced in Connecticut state statute requiring that sea level rise be considered in state and local plans of conservation and development […]

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Connecticut Living Shorelines: Projects into Practice Workshop

Monday, November 20, 2017 Workshop Presentations: Workshop overview and related projects and resources, Rebecca French – CIRCA, Director of Community Engagement, CIRCA overview Overview of Connecticut living shoreline permit process – Tonia Selmeski and John Gaucher, Environmental Analysts CT DEEP Land and Water Resources Division, SW District,  DEEP overview Hepburn Dune and Marsh, Fenwick, Marilyn Ozols – Land Use Administrator, Borough […]

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