The Steps to Resilience webinar for Long Island Sound communities in September will be the first webinar in a series of planned resiliency trainings and workshops. Over the coming months you will have the opportunity to learn how to develop impactful resilience projects, be inspired by other communities and projects from around Long Island Sound, and set your community up for funding success.

Steps to Resilience will set the stage for getting started with resilience planning and include information on local climate impacts and projections, resilience planning strategies, and climate certification programs for both NY and CT.

Please note that this webinar is being held twice: once in the evening on Tuesday, September 19, and then again in the daytime on Thursday, September 21. You are welcome to attend both, but the content will be the same for both webinars.

For the September 19, 2023 webinar from 7-8:30 PM, register here.

For the September 21, 2023 webinar from 9:30-11 AM, register here.

The trainings and workshops are organized by extension professional staff of the Connecticut and New York Sea Grant Programs in conjunction with the Long Island Sound Study.  Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

A marsh migration buffer created at the Dodge Paddock preserve in Stonington is one of the types of projects that can enhance resilience to flooding and severe storms. Judy Benson / Connecticut Sea Grant

Connecticut Sea Grant is excited to share openings for three extension positions.  The positions are:

  • Extension educator—nature-based approaches to resilience. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with federal and state agencies, municipal entities, and communities, along with partner organizations, to foster and improve exchanges of knowledge to better identify the diverse needs of communities, including their response to increasing threats to coastal resources associated with climate change, and to increase the public’s understanding of changing conditions, hazards, and related impacts. See
  • Sustainable and resilient communities assistant extension educator. The successful candidate will coordinate and collaborate with the four other Extension professionals in CT and NY to efficiently and effectively achieve the goals of the LISS Sustainable and Resilient Communities five-year work plan. See
  • Long Island Sound Study outreach coordinator. The successful candidate will work to increase appreciation, stewardship, awareness, and understanding of Long Island Sound and efforts to restore and protect it. Special emphasis is on educational programs for diverse communities and stakeholders that lead to the protection and restoration of Long Island Sound’s natural resources. See

This entry originally appeared on the Connecticut Sea Grant website.

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