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Water Resources Council to participate in coastal resilience program
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Members of the Liberty Regional Water Resources Council read the resolution to approve participation in the state grant proposal. - photo by Photo by Cailtin Kenney

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington signed the resolution to participate in the Georgia Coastal Management Program’s “Enhancing Coastal Resilience with Green Infrastructure” grant proposal.

The program is designed to help assess “the economic and environmental benefits of green infrastructure as a method of reducing the negative effects of flooding,” as well as help update the Hazard Mitigation Plan, according to the resolution.

Liberty County has been selected to participate in the state program because of its small drainage basin and local government involvement in water resources, according to Jeff Ricketson, the executive director of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

Look for the full story in Sunday’s Coastal Courier and at 

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