Miami-Dade County’s Office of Resilience is seeking your input in a series of workshops addressing sea level rise in Miami. The next two workshops are scheduled for April 10 in North Miami Beach & April 13 in Palmetto Bay.
Parts of Miami-Dade County are already routinely impacted by flooding, and local sea levels are projected to be approximately two feet higher than they are now by 2060. Miami is one of a handful of locations in the world expected to be hardest hit with sea level rise, but this also means that our region will be testing ground for climate change solutions. With that in mind, Miami-Dade County would like your input “on how you would like to see your community adapt to accommodate more water.” Community members are asked for their opinions on the social, environmental and economic impacts of sea level rise, and to help devise strategies to address those anticipated impacts.
Registration & Locations
- April 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mc Donald Senior Center in North Miami Beach. Register for the April 10 workshop.
- April 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay coinciding with Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day. Register for the April 13 workshop.
No expertise is required, and there will be technical experts on hand to answer questions. Children are welcome. There will be games and activities for all ages. Refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, you can still provide ideas on how to address sea level rise. Take the online survey and your suggestions will be considered in the County’s strategy. Survey is available in English, Creole and Spanish.