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Due to the Public Health Emergency, SWRPC's physical offices are closed to the public.  We remain available via telephone and email.  Please call us at 603-357-0557 or click the "About", "Contact Staff" tab located in the upper left of this screen for a list of staff email addresses. 
Stay safe.  Stay well.

COVID-19 Resources Page

Link to Downloadable Posters

Monadnock Vital Economies

Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Highlights Newsletter

May 2020

Highlights Archive

 

SWRPC Meetings

June 16

The SWRPC Annual Commission Meeting will be at 3:00 p.m.  To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

https://bit.ly/june20AnCoMtg

To join via phone please dial: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 860 5952 0682

Password: 897111

To join via toll free number please dial: (888)475-4499

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

Since there will be a need for a roll call vote Board Members and Commissioners are asked to register in advance by emailing admin@swrpc.org.

June 29

The SWRPC Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m.  To join the Zoom meeting please click:  https://bit.ly/june20TACMtg

To join via phone please dial: (646)558-8656

Meeting ID: 895 6954 1003  Password: 431076

Or dial toll-free: (888) 475-4499

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

 

Other Meetings

June 8

The Monadnock Broadband Group will meet at 1:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting please click:

https://bit.ly/June20MBGmtg

To join via phone please dial: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 815 5588 0246

Password: 317503

To join via toll free number please call (888) 475-4499

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

 

Items of Interest

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

For NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire visit

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign visit.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process visit

Climate and Health Adaptation Plan (CHAP)

The Climate and Health Adaptation Plan for the Monadnock Region is a response to increased concerns about how our changing weather and climate may negatively impact our public health system and place additional burdens on populations already vulnerable to health problems. Natural hazards given the most attention have included hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and severe winter weather-for good reason. Extreme rainfall events in 2005 (Alstead) and 2006 (Keene and surrounding communities) brought severe flooding resulting in costly road washouts, property damage, and loss of life. Similarly, the Ice Storm of 2008 took down power lines, disrupted economic activity, and left many without heat, hot water, electricity, and the ability to communicate with others for days. Yet today, new hazards are understood to threaten human health into the future.

 

To better understand these concerns, the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network, with help from Southwest Region Planning Commission and Antioch University, and the NH Division of Public Health Services conducted an analysis of regional demographics and vulnerable population groups, identified and researched a variety of climate hazards and health topics, and identified short term interventions to address a priority health outcome. Those resulting from changes to climate are the subject of this plan. Although the impacts of severe weather cannot always be predicted and prevented, meaningful steps can be taken today to identify and protect those populations most at risk.

 

To view the plan, click the image below:

 

 

Partners:

Antioch University New England Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

Greater Monadnock Public Health Network

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services Climate and Health Program

 

Links and Resources:

Antioch University New England Climate and Health Adaptation Project (Video)

Ready.gov "Be Informed - Floods"

Centers for Disease Control "Floods"

2017 Intervention Summary Report 

 

ReadyNH:

Sign up for emergency and severe weather alerts

Emergency contacts card

Emergency kit

Family emergency preparedness plan

Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood