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Tides, Taxes, and New Tactics


To investigate and plan for the economic and social impacts of sea level rise and storm surge with the towns of Kennebunk, Wells, and York.

Project Elements

  • GIS-based economic and social vulnerability assessment of flood hazard impacts to coastal private property
  • Evaluation of associated implications for the municipal tax base 
  • Development of creative, locally-relevant adaptation and resiliency planning strategies
  • Community engagement workshops


Town Engagement Workshop Summaries

Other Resources

Project 2-page Summaries


The project is overseen and guided by an advisory committee comprised of municipal staff members from each of the three communities. It is coordinated by SMPDC (contact Abbie Sherwin


Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry: $46,187 to SMPDC

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