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Plum Island looking at managed retreat after winter storm damage

March 20, 2013

This barrier island off the north shore of Massachusetts is weighing options for a managed retreat of shoreline development.  More communities will be grappling with this in the future, and hopefully some can get ahead of the curve with better planning of shoreline developments as well as investment in “green” infrastructure to help buffer communities against effects of sea level rise, storm surges and beach erosion.

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