November 2, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE
New Castle County recently received funding from the Delaware Department of Natural
Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to conduct the Port Penn Flooding Mitigation
and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Study.
Led by the New Castle County Department of Land Use, Michael Baker International has been
selected as contractor to complete the study. The Port Penn Flooding Mitigation and Sea Level
Rise Adaptation study is an important step in planning for Port Penn, and will lead to a
framework for future implementation efforts and leveraging future funding for mitigation
A kickoff meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4:00PM-6:00PM, at the
Port Penn Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 26 Market Street, Port Penn, DE, 19731. The focus of
this meeting is to set the stage for planning efforts, provide an overview of the study's goals
and objectives, and facilitate initial input from the community related to existing conditions,
identifying challenges, and exploring opportunities for increasing resilience in the community.
We will also be discussing the project schedule, and other upcoming opportunities for the
public to participate. In addition to community involvement, we hope state and local officials,
agency representatives and other interested stakeholders will attend the meeting as well.
I hope you will be able to attend this meeting to share your expertise with the community. If you
have any questions, or if you wish to RSVP, you may reach me at 302-395-54 73 or
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