Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Northern Forest Center to host March 19 webinar on flood planning, mitigation

Northern Forest Center logo.

The Northern Forest Center will present “Getting Ahead of the Flood Risk: How Communities can Proactively Mitigate for Floods,” the next Zoom webinar in its Building the New Forest Future series on March 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Many communities in the Northern Forest have already experienced devastating floods. In this webinar, leaders from around the region will discuss what communities can do before they experience flooding, through proactive work to build resilience and mitigate future disasters.

Registration is free, but is required to participate. Click here to register for the webinar. 

The below panelists are flood planning and mitigation leaders in the region. They’ll discuss why taking action before disaster should be a priority for every community. 

Kelley Tucker, Executive Director of the Ausable River Association based in Wilmington, New York.

Philip Cloutier, Director of Emergency Management and Fire Chief in Gorham, New Hampshire. 

Ned Swanberg, Regional Floodplain Manager at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation and manager of Flood Ready Vermont.

The goal for the entire webinar series is to amplify stories, practices, and lessons from rural community development in the Northern Forest. Intended for community leaders, funders, and policymakers, it will provide inspiration and practical guidance for fostering thriving rural communities. 

Photo at top courtesy of the Northern Forest Center.

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