RPA Wins Grant From Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to Study Climate's Impact on Wetlands

Regional Plan Association has received a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study the effects of climate change and sea level rise on wetlands in the New York metropolitan region. The study, “New Coastline: Ensuring Pathways for Tidal Wetland Migration in the New York Region,” will model the potential changes to coastal wetlands, identify critical areas for wetland migration and recommend adaptation strategies for surrounding communities. The mapping and recommendations will be available to help guide New York State in implementing the Community Risk and Resilience Act.

This marks both the continuing partnership between Regional Plan Association and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which has supported climate resilience and landscape conservation efforts in the Northeast megaregion and nationwide, and RPA’s commitment to improving the long-term resilience and sustainability of the New York region.