Posted by: coastlinesproject | February 15, 2017

Plum Island, site visit and public meeting on dune restoration.

You’re invited!


Newburyport Dune Restoration and Beach Access Improvement Project

The City of Newburyport invites you to attend a public meeting and site visit to learn how

efforts to restore dunes on Plum Island will help slow erosion, reduce the risk of flooding, protect the beach itself, and improve beach access for residents and visitors. Some work has already been completed, and more work is planned! This is your opportunity to provide input, ask questions, and make sure your voice is heard as we work together to reduce community vulnerability to coastal hazards while maintaining beach access for all.


Thursday, March 02, 2017 PITA Hall
8 Plum Island Turnpike 6:30-8:00pm

6:30 Welcome
6:35 Municipal Perspective on Plum Island

Erosion & Dune Restoration Julia Godtfredsen, City of Newburyport

6:40 Overview of Dune Restoration & Beach Access Project Taj Schottland,

NWF and Gregg Moore, UNH

7:00 Review & Status of Completed Work Darryl Forgione, DCR

7:10 Group Discussion Facilitated by Taj Schottland, NWF

7:50 Wrap-up & Next Steps Julia Godtfredsen, City of Newburyport


Sunday, March 5, 2017 Plum Island Point Parking Lot 1:00-2:00PM

1:00 Gather & Introduction 1:10 Walk and Talk
2:00 Return to Parking Lot

  •   Come see the project area and learn about beach access improvements!
  •   Please dress appropriately for walking along the beach and road
  •   Additional details will be sent to confirmed attendees prior to the event

    RSVP for Site Visit
    by March 1st
    to Taj Schottland:

Questions or interested in learning more?

Contact Taj Schottland, Coastal Adaptation Specialist, National Wildlife Federation,

Funding for this project was provided by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management’s Coastal Community Resilience Grant Program


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