• Downtown park, Laurel

Sustainable Communities

Citizens, community leaders, and businesses that recognize the complex interrelationships between social, economic and environmental values in coastal areas and work together with this in mind.

  • Engage citizens and leaders in problem solving and change.
  • Build local, civic capacity for the long-term, beyond the lifespan of any project.
  • Foster regional cooperation and partnership among local government officials, community stakeholders, and other organizations to promote sustainable growth and strategies that protect local and regional natural resources that will ensure an abundance of these resources is available to serve future generations.
  • Support programs that help decision makers adopt policies that will reduce risks, manage catastrophic events and speed recovery.