Five Focus Areas
The recommendations in this Plan are separated into five Focus Areas. These Focus Areas were identified as important to the Village because of its unique geography, population and ecological significance. Additionally, these Focus Areas align well with Village priorities for the future.
Habitat- The Village consists of many unique habitats including coral reefs, tidal wetlands, mangrove forests and sea-grass beds. The Village is home to many threatened and endangered species.
Infrastructure & Built Environment- Because of the Village’s low elevation, Village infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.
Village Buildings & Key Facilities- Sea level rise has the potential to impact Village buildings and key facilities. Proper planning is critical for wise economic investment.
Adaptation Strategies- The Village is committed to proactively identifying ways to increase its resiliency through adaptation to a changing environment.
Sustainability- The Village has a long history of promoting sustainable practices and remains committed to educating residents about green practices and increasing its overall level of sustainability.