State of the Coast

Our inaugural State of the Coast report highlights potential sea level rise and storm surge impacts in 13 North Shore coastal zone communities, spotlights current strategies, and proposes future opportunities.

Six of the 13 communities featured in this report have Trustees-owned properties that are beloved to nearly a half million visitors each year, from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Crowninshield Island in Marblehead.

Over the next four years, The Trustees will release the State of the Coast report annually, each year focused on a different coastal region in our state, to spark dialogue and action. While uncertainty is inherent in projecting future risk, this report pinpoints climate-based threats and highlights solutions—many of which could serve as national models.

To explore the report, or download a PDF copy, click here.

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