Both the Flood Risk App and the Community Planning App are designed to help the community better understand and plan for flooding.
The Town of Swansboro sees nature as a key to their resilience. This point was driven home last fall when Hurricane Florence struck the town – flooding homes and businesses . A Conservation Priority Area will cluster future development away from coastal areas, wetlands, and floodplains to make the town more resilient to future storms.
In partnership with the Coastal Studies Institute, TNC built a series of oyster reefs along a highly eroding shoreline at a TNC conservation easement located just north of the Institute and this site will function as a living laboratory for researchers and students. TNC’s Restoration Explorer was used to identify the site and helps others identify where they can use natural techniques like this to stabilize their shores.
Virginia Coast Reserve director Jill Bieri was interviewed by Sandy Hausman on WVTF/Radio IQ about the Virginia Eastern Shore Coastal Resilience tool.
The purpose of this manual is to remove barriers to Low Impact Development implementation by providing engineering tools, planning guidance, and case study examples that are relevant to the South Carolina coastal zone.