The exposed septic system and aggressive erosion of this site constituted an emergency.

Erosion also threatened the adjacent town road.

This emergency began when an entire property lot vanished from the area shown in this photo. 


The jurisdictional matrix of Department of Environmental Protection requiring a revetment instead of a bulkhead, proximity to Natural Heritage and Endangered Species sites and adjacent Town owned property delayed this emergency response for months.


Communities lacking Coastal Management Plans deny residents access to critical risk assessment tools and linked strategies which could reduce catastrophic losses.