Last month, Legislator Fleming joined a panel of advocates and experts for the Biennial Peconic Estuary Partnership Conference to discuss proactive measures that government can take to address coastal erosion and flooding. The panel assessed steps local municipalities can take to address the implications of Climate Change.
Legislator Fleming mentioned the importance of continuing the County’s Coastal Resiliency efforts to address coastal erosion under the new long-term Capital Project established by Legislator Fleming and County Executive Bellone. “It is critically important that we look at ongoing efforts to identify vulnerable assets right now so that we come up with a plan that can guide the County and other municipalities to take steps to reverse the effects of sea-level rise,” stated Leg. Fleming. Panelists were in agreement on the needs of the region and explored how to emphasize the human impacts of the crisis we face as a coastal community.
Featured (L-R): Legislator Al Krupski, Legislator Bridget Fleming, Assemblyman Fred Thiele