Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge Survey

This survey is a collaboration between ReMain Nantucket, and ACKlimate and its many partners. Your input is critical to our goal of measuring community attitudes toward climate change and sea level rise here on Nantucket. This survey should take about 10 minutes. Your participation and honest responses are valuable to the collaborative climate efforts of many Island organizations, and your responses will be kept completely confidential. We will only review anonymized responses and only summary results will be shared. To show our gratitude for your response, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for one of ten $25 gift cards to a local Nantucket coffee shop of your choice. Thanks again!

January 11-25, 2021

Nantucket Coastal Resilience Plan Open House

This meeting is a critical first step in establishing a set of tools that are able to protect and resist against the intense coastal flooding, erosion, and future sea level rise that threatens the integrity of the Island. This public event will allow all members of the community, regardless of location, the chance to voice their concerns in an open forum. There will also be opportunities for smaller group discussions that allow us to hear and record your concerns and experiences in greater detail. We hope this becomes the first of many meetings that will allow us to create a multifaceted, actionable plan that is as effective as it is respectful to you and to Nantucket’s long history, rich ecology, and diverse culture. We want to hear from you. What issues are of priority for your community and how the CRP can best provide tools for the future?

January 28, 2021 @5:30PM


The students of Nantucket High School, partnering with Mass Audubon, are hosting a panel to learn more about addressing major pieces of sustainability including energy generation and conservation within the school, food sourcing, and waste disposal, and also how to work climate education into the existing curriculum. More information to come.​

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Protecting your family, home, or business from damage caused by flooding is essential. Resources available from the Town of Nantucket and its state and federal partners can help you with that task as a property or business owner. Understanding the unique needs of adapting properties in a National Historic Landmark community takes people with specialized knowledge. The Town of Nantucket is pleased to have such expertise available for our community members through an Action Grant obtained from the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program​. 

Afternoon Session

Evening Session

The Nantucket Preservation Trust is shifting the focus from raising awareness about the need for resiliency through the lens of historic preservation in the face of sea-level rise (which was explored during the Keeping History Above Water conference in 2019) to looking at real-world strategies for adaptation that are being developed and implemented both nationally and on Nantucket.

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During Climate Change Awareness Month, join Dr. Jen Karberg and Neil Foley on a walk to explore how sea level rise and climate change is already impacting natural areas on our island. Using the salt marshes, wetlands, barrier beaches and uplands at the UMASS Field Station, they will guide you through the current stressors of climate and as well as the benefits these natural areas provide to buffer Nantucket from sea level rise.

Graeme Durovich talks on the research that the Town DPW and UMASS Amherst began in 2019. They investigated the presence of coastal plastics on our beaches and nearshore environment. She will also talk about the Nantucket Plastics Ban and how we can get involved in protecting our oceans. ​

Project focued on the South Washington Street area and Maria Mitchell Association properties in that area. The research focus was on the holistic adaptation plan for the architecture and unique ecological relationships. 

Resilient Nantucket

Join the Nantucket Land Council Associates for an island-wide (and beyond) #NantucketTrashTag (socially-distanced) beach cleanup!

Dr. Andrea Dutton, a MacArthur Fellow and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented on threats sea level rise and climate change pose to transportation, economics, and public health.

Kimberly Rose, ACKlimate Coordinator, and her mother, Janet Beck, completed the 5K race from their home in Hermitage, Tennessee in support of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, a Partner of ACKlimate.

Dr. Jennifer Karberg, Research Program Supervisor at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, presented on Nantucket as the forefront of climate change and how the island is benefiting from the extensive research focus and innovative natural opportunities.

Jack Ahern spoke on ecological landscaping for the Nantucket Land Council Topics on Tap Series.