Climate Resilience and Adaptation

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PRESS RELEASE

May 27, 2021

RE:  MARK YOUR CALENDAR! CITY TO HOLD 2 PUBLIC FORUMS TO SHARE RESULTS OF COASTAL RESILIENCE PROJECTS – OBEAR PARK & BEVERLY PUMP STATION ON WATER STREET
 BEVERLY, MA
– The City of Beverly is currently undertaking two coastal resilience projects – the first is for a feasibility assessment and conceptual designs for green infrastructure at Obear Park at 145 Livingstone Avenue; the second is to complete a vulnerability assessment and feasibility study for the Beverly Pump Station at 135 Water Street. 

These feasibility studies are the first step in establishing long-term protections for Obear Park and the pump station. The City held two initial public forums – one for each project – in April, to provide information about the sites and coastal impacts, and to hear from the community.

As the projects near completion, the City is holding two additional public forums – one for each project – in June.  At these meetings, the City will share results of the studies, and again receive input from the community.  The meetings are open to the general public, and community members or other interested parties are encouraged to attend both.

Additional information on both projects can be found on the City’s Climate Resilience and Adaptation webpage.

Obear Park (145 Livingstone Avenue): The public forum for the Obear Park coastal resilience project is scheduled for Thursday, June 10th, from 7:00-8:30 PM.  The forum will be virtual, and will take place through Zoom. Meeting access information can be found on the City calendar.  During this forum, community members will learn about the ongoing impacts that climate change has had on the park, and hear about short- and long-term solutions that have been identified as most likely to protect the park from additional impacts of storms, sea level rise, and more.  The meeting will include a question and answer period when participants can discuss the project with City staff.

The Pump Station at 135 Water Street: The public forum for the South Essex Sewerage District (SESD) pump station coastal resilience project is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th, from 7:00-8:30 PM.  The forum will be virtual, and will take place through Zoom. Meeting access information can be found on the City calendar.  During this forum, community members will receive a recap on how the sewer pump station serves Beverly and the surrounding community and the increasing risk of coastal flooding in the area, and will learn about the results of the feasibility study and what options the City and SESD have to ensure the pump station is protected from long-term climate impacts.  The meeting will include a question and answer period when participants can discuss the project with City staff and SESD staff.

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PRESS RELEASE

March 31, 2021

RE: MARK YOUR CALENDAR! CITY TO HOLD TWO PUBLIC FORUMS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE PROJECTS – OBEAR PARK AND THE BEVERLY PUMP STATION ON WATER STREET

BEVERLY, MA – The City of Beverly is currently undertaking two coastal resilience projects – the first is for a feasibility assessment and conceptual designs for green infrastructure at Obear Park; the second is to complete a vulnerability assessment and feasibility study for the Beverly Pump Station at 135 Water Street.

These feasibility studies are the first step in establishing long-term protections for Obear Park and the pump station. Community engagement is a critical part of each project. To provide information on the process and to receive feedback, the City is holding two public forums – one for each project – in April. The meetings are open to the general public, and community members are encouraged to attend both.

Obear Park: The public forum for the Obear Park coastal resilience project is scheduled for Thursday, April 15th, from 7:00-8:30 PM. The forum will be virtual, and will take place through Zoom. Meeting access information can be found on the City calendar. During this forum, community members will learn about the ongoing impacts that climate change has had on the park, how the City is evaluating these impacts and possible solutions, and potential actions to protect the park such as living shoreline techniques, culvert alterations, and retrofits to existing park facilities. The meeting will include a question and answer period when participants can discuss the project with City staff.

The Pump Station at 135 Water Street: The public forum for the SESD (South Essex Sewerage District) pump station coastal resilience project is scheduled for Thursday, April 29th, from 7:00-8:30 PM. The forum will be virtual, and will take place through Zoom. Meeting access information can be found on the City calendar. During this forum, community members will learn about how the sewer pump station serves Beverly and the surrounding community, the increasing risk of coastal flooding, and what options the City and SESD have to ensure the pump station is protected from long-term climate impacts. The meeting will include a question and answer period when participants can discuss the project with City staff and SESD staff.