RASCL's Work

What does RASCL do?

RASCL partners work together on a variety of projects and initiatives, including:

  • Coordinating programs and initiatives related to resilience across state agencies and between agencies and other organizations

  • Utilizing RASCL partner resources and expertise to provide technical assistance to communities on issues and projects related to resilience

  • Hosting an annual RASCL Summit, which brings together community members, elected officials, resilience practitioners, nonprofit organizations, and state officials to network, learn, and share

  • Organizing quarterly RASCL Coffee Hours in each county to address hot topics and encourage dialogue between communities and resilience practitioners

In 2017, partners gathered together at DelTech for the first annual RASCL Summit.

What people are saying about RASCL

RASCL Project Highlight: "Project WIIN"

A coalition of RASCL partners known as the Waterways Infrastructure and Investment Network (WIIN) were recently awarded grant funding to create a natural resource evaluation and management plan for the Mispillion and Cedar Creek watersheds. 

WIIN will create a stakeholder-led vision and management plan to benefit the local economies and coastal resilience of Slaughter Beach and the City of Milford. The project will explore ecotourism and nature-based investments that produce win-win benefits of economic opportunity and community resilience to climate and land use changes.


For more information on this effort, visit the project website here

"I wanted to thank you for connecting us with [RASCL members]. All have provided great insight and willingness to contribute and support the project. Speaking with them has expanded our horizons and deepened connections with talented individuals advancing great work on the coast. THANK YOU!"


- Maria Dziembowska, The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware 

"We wanted to thank you for organizing an excellent summit conference... I especially enjoyed the information shared by Jessica Grannis from the Georgetown Climate Center, the entire buffer panel discussion, and the wetland mitigation bank presentation by Christie Bonniwell from DelDOT. We know how difficult it must have been to pull everyone, and everything, together.  We were proud to sponsor the conference and look forward to upcoming coffee hours and next year’s summit!"

- Charles O'Donnell III, George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB)

Delaware RASCL

Resilient, sustainable communities are the back bone of a thriving state. The member organizations of  RASCL are committed to working together to provide technical expertise and support to Delaware communities in order to increase their capacity to adapt, mitigate, and respond to environmental changes, including climate change.

Funding to support this website and administration of RASCL is provided by Federal funds under award NA18NOS4190144 from the Delaware Coastal Programs and the Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OCM NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce

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