As a part of climate week, ASLA advocates sent over 1,200 messages to Congress urging support for the Living Shorelines legislation.
After hearing from advocates, the House Committee on Natural Resources reported H.R. 3115, the Living Shorelines Act, out of committee by a 22-13 vote. The measure would help coastal and shoreline communities develop and construct green infrastructure projects that mitigate the effects of climate-related flooding, sea-level rise, and increased storm surge.
It’s now ready for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
Coastal Sage Landscape Architecture will continue its advocacy efforts with ASLA to move the bill through the process and to urge senators to take action on a companion measure.