MYSTIC — Graduate students from the Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design program at the Conway School in Northampton, Mass., will present their coastal resiliency recommendations for downtown Mystic on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Masin Conference Room of the Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum, north entrance, 75 Greenmanville Ave.

The event follows up a workshop the students conducted on Jan. 23 to gather input from local residents and business owners about coastal and inland water issues. Using that information and their own research, students have developed ideas that could become future projects to address the impacts of storm surge, sea level rise and increased precipitation.

The forum is intended to expand on recommendations in the town’s Coastal Resilience Plan, adopted in 2018. The Conway students’ work was funded by a grant from The Nature Conservancy.

The presentation is sponsored by the Stonington Department of Planning, which has been exploring ways to address coastal resiliency in the community as part of the ongoing implementation of the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development.

The meeting is not a formal public hearing. For more information, contact the Department of Planning at 860-535-5095 or

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