Our Mission.

To build more resilient communities at the Jersey Shore by developing policies and practices that will anticipate future concerns and to create solutions to be shared by all participants.


Currently we have the following active municipal participants: Atlantic City, Brigantine Beach, City of Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Margate City, Longport Borough, Linwood, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor Borough, Avalon Borough, City of North Wildwood, West Wildwood Borough, Upper Township, Cape May City, Cape May Point and Downe Township. Our associate participants are: The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Stockton University Coastal Research Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Montclair State University School of Conservation and the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Federal and State agencies that attend include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-Philadelphia District), the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT). And we partner with The Nature Conservancy on a variety of climate adaptation projects.

The Coalition has started a new Internet program called “Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)”. Hosted by Dan Skeldon and Palma Accardi, TFT is a weekly “Live Feed” that takes place on Facebook every Tuesday night at 7pm and focuses on flood mitigation. Sponsored by and held at The Irish Pub in Atlantic City, TFT has a guest each week and the show runs about 20-25 minutes or so. Both the “Live Feed” (Video) and a Podcast (Audio) are available (Archived) on the Coalition’s Facebook page, Website, YouTube and Instagram. Since February 20, 2018 guests have included Jim Eberwine, Meteorologist, Cathy Van Duyne, Van Duyne Builders, Dr. Amy Williams, Stevens Tech and Chris Huch, Tetra Tech.

Below you will find some of the links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tidal+flooding+talk.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/coastalcoalition/videos/?ref=page_internal

Very ambitious plans are in the works for TFT in 2018 which we believe is the only weekly show of its kind on the Internet that focuses on flood mitigation, the challenges we face and the solutions that are possible if we work together in a regional manner on this important issue.