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In 2013, the Town of Hull passed a zoning by-law creating a Nantasket Beach Overlay District to create a sustainable shoreline that allows for mixed-use development while protecting natural resources and coastal communities.
Washington State is currently developing a marine spatial plan (MSP) for its Pacific Coast. The process includes compiling data, evaluating the marine ecosystem, and engaging stakeholders, and is guided by state law RCW 43.372.
Somerset County received a grant through Maryland’s Coast-Smart Communities Initiative grant program to assess the county’s vulnerability to climate change and develop a plan of action to prepare for those impacts.