The NHA Environmental Committee is pleased to share the following news:

The Baker-Polito Administration announced over $1.8 million in funding to support local efforts to prepare for and reduce the impacts from coastal storms and climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion, and sea-level rise. Orleans was one of 19 communities to receive funds.

Project: Design, Permitting and Public Education in Support of Phased Retreat at Nauset Public Beach, $27,000

Description: The Town of Orleans will survey, design, and develop permit applications to enhance dunes and relocate facilities at Nauset Public Beach that are currently vulnerable to coastal storm damage and sea-level rise while maintaining recreation and public access to the shoreline.