Programs for Sustainable and Resilient Communities

More coastal roads such as this one in Guilford are experiencing frequent flooding due to climate change effects.Residents of a coastal community learn about a resilience prooject underway there.Marshes such as those at Barn Island in Stonington are important flood buffers for many communitieA living shoreline project supported by CTSG was created at Stratford Point.


These are some of the recipients of funding through the Resilient Communities Program.

NFWF resilience funding offered for environmental challenges

The Resilient Communities Program is designed to prepare for future environmental challenges
by enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency projects and improve the protections of natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Highlights from the Field

Graphic for "Spatial Thinking in the STEM Classroom" workshop

Workshop offers unique approach to climate change lessons

This spring Sustainable and Resilient Communities Extension Educator Alicia Tyson presented a workshop titled, “Spatial Thinking in the STEM Classroom: Applying Geospatial Storytelling to Understanding Climate Change Impacts” to student team advisors in the CT Envirothon.

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Sustainable and Resilient Community Extension Educators

Alicia Tyson, left, and Deb Abibou are the CTSG sustainable and resilient community extension educators
Alicia Tyson, left, and Deb Abibou are the CTSG sustainable and resilient community extension educators

Deborah Abibou and Alicia Tyson are sustainable and resilient community extension educators for Connecticut Sea Grant and the EPA's Long Island Sound Study, working in collaboration with three colleagues based at New York Sea Grant. Abibou works in the western half of the state, from Greenwich to Branford and inland, while Tyson works in the eastern half, from Guilford to Stonington and inland.
Read more about the sustainable and resilient community extension educators:;
Read their five-year work plan.



More information

Western CT
Deborah Abibou:
(203) 407-3166
Eastern CT
Alicia Tyson:
(860) 405-9108

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