Nature Conservancy wins federal grant for tidal crossings project
Effort seen to combat effects of climate change on Seacoast
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have awarded $136,242 to the Nature Conservancy to help fund its Tidal Crossing Replacements for a Resilient Coastal New Hampshire project.
The award was announced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.
The project’s to goals is design high-priority tidal crossings, including small bridges and culverts, across Seacoast communities and ecosystems.
Shaheen said the project “will help keep Seacoast communities safe and secure by strengthening natural coastal infrastructure to accommodate rising sea levels caused by climate change, and will also protect New Hampshire’s wildlife and environment.”