County Seeks Public Feedback on Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura is looking for input from residents on planning for sea level rise. The coastal zone in unincorporated Ventura County includes 29 miles of coastline and contains beautiful beaches, recreation facilities, critical infrastructure, coastal access trails, residential communities, and agricultural fields. Coastal storms, flooding, and erosion combined with sea level rise could damage these important resources in the future.  

The County is striving to develop a balanced and forward-thinking response to sea-level rise. According to Aaron Engstrom, Senior Planner, “State guidance and evolving science tells us the coast is going to change, and that proactive planning will help reduce the impact. Beginning to plan today will increase our long-term resilience to sea level rise.”  

As part of the County’s ongoing efforts to educate, engage, and gather input from the community on sea level rise, a Sea Level Rise Survey was launched this week. The survey is available in English at www.surveymonkey.com/r/slr-eng and in Spanish at www.surveymonkey.com/r/slr-span

For more information on the County’s VC Resilient Project, visit the County’s website at www.vcrma.org/vc-resilient-coastal-adaptation-project or contact Aaron Engstrom at (805) 654-2936 or by email at [email protected].  


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