Johns Island Restoration Plan to Improve Flood Resilience
The City is currently conducting a stormwater and resiliency masterplan within the John’s Island growth boundary. The masterplan is funded in part by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The aim of the masterplan is to identify potential ecosystem restoration projects, identify existing key drainage and natural assets for preservation, and provide guidance on how to best implement the recommendations.
As part of this effort, the project team is actively reaching out to the community utilizing the following:
Technical Advisory Group (TAG): The project team is working with a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) comprised of academic institutions, local and state agencies, local technical experts, community leaders, and private industry representatives. Coordination with TAG and their feedback will help develop the recommendations in the final report.
Public Meeting: The project team will conduct a public meeting open to the public. The team will present to the public and take comment and feedback from the public to help inform the project team.
A public meeting was held on June 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm to discuss the planning process and learn more about how ecosystem restoration projects can provide flood protection on Johns Island. You can watch the webinar here and provide public comment until June 25, 2021. Comments may be emailed to JohnsIslandRPInfo@peqatl.com or submitted through the Public Input Map Survey linked below.