Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish

Compelled by the destruction of its wetlands and resulting population migration, Terrebonne Parish, located on the southeastern coast of Louisiana, updated its Comprehensive Master Plan to incorporate resilience. Terrebonne Parish and its largest city, Houma, together form a consolidated city-parish government.

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Rahway, NJ

Rahway, NJ

In the early 2000s, the City of Rahway, New Jersey, created a small park for floodplain restoration which proved effective in reducing property loss and restoring ecosystem functions. The success of this project prompted the creation of a greenway master plan and built public support for a broad range of sustainability-minded initiatives in the city.

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Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Undeveloped coastal land can serve as a natural buffer for a significant amount of storm surge, reducing flooding and damage further inland. After Hurricane Ike in 2008, Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, and Chambers counties united to push for the creation of the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area to protect valuable wetlands from over-development.

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