Climate Ready Dorchester Plan

Learn about Boston's initiative to prepare the City for the long-term impacts of climate change.

NepRWA recently hosted Zoe Davis, Climate Resilience Program Coordinator for the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space Program, who shared the City’s climate plans for Dorchester.

Climate Ready Dorchester is a part of Climate Ready Boston, Mayor Walsh’s’ initiative to get the City ready for the long-term impacts of climate change.

Dorchester has lower exposure to sea-level rise impacts today. But, the neighborhood will see a big jump later in the century. This is due to the area’s low-lying coastline and exposure to flooding from the Neponset River.

Coastal Resilience Solutions for Dorchester” expands the vision for the future of the Dorchester shoreline. The plan offers strategies to adapt to and reduce coastal flood risk. It also establishes a framework to connect the waterfront parks, beaches, and marshes in Dorchester.

You can view the PowerPoint presentation here or watch the video below.

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Please contact Zoe at if you have any questions!




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