Coastal CHARM, June 2, 2015, Apalachicola Reserve

Topic(s): Climate Change , Floodplain Management , Geographic Information Systems , Land Conservation , Living Shorelines , Restoration Science , Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement , Stormwater Management , Wetland Protection
Priority Issue(s): Community Resilience , Ecosystem Integration , Habitat Conservation , Nutrient Impacts , Water Quality
Host Partner(s): Apalachicola Reserve
Location:  Franklin County Emergency Management Office, Apalachicola, FL
Date/Time: calendar icon6/2/2015
Price: $0.00
Max Applicants: 35

A workshop for federal, state and local officials and employees, resource managers, planners, developers, community members and others interested in collaborative planning and public participation for coastal resiliency.

The Community, Health, and Resources Management (CHARM) application helps decision makers gather input and educate the public about the “what-ifs” of long term growth and planning. Workshop participants collaborate over a live table-top interface and use local mapping data to plan hypothetical growth scenarios for their community. Real time feedback allows participants to see the consequences of their planning decisions. The planning support tool encourages collaborative problem solving and no GIS experience is needed to participate in a CHARM workshop.

  • How many homes are vulnerable to flooding? Surges? In 20 years? Where?
  • What if development were higher density here, and lower there?
  • How does this impact the water quality of the Bay?
  • Where on the coast should we encourage development? Avoid it?
  • What new demand for city resources will we see in 10 years? 20 years?

The Coastal CHARM Program is a Texas A&M University program that seeks to bring the power of scenario planning and mapping to communities around the Gulf dealing with coastal hazards, sustainability and resiliency.

CHARM was developed with funding from the US EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Office and NOAA’s National Sea Grant Program.

Workshop location:
Franklin County Emergency Management Office
28 Airport Rd., Apalachicola, FL 32320

Seating is limited. Please register by May 25th by clicking “Register Online” in the top right corner of this webpage, or by pasting this link in your browser:

The workshop is free. Participants can bring their lunch or bring $10 and lunch will be provided.

For more info about the workshop, download the attached flyer or contact Anita Grove at 850-670-7708 or or Margo Posten at 850-670-7719 or

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