Welcome to Resilient First Coast
What Does Resilience Mean?
Resilience is the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of acute shocks and chronic stresses brought about by climate change and related threats.
These threats include:
- Sea level rise
- Increased storm frequency
- Extreme heat
- Other natural hazards
These can impact natural systems, the built environment, health and wellness, and economic factors. Adaptations may include both nature-based and hardened infrastructure, safer housing, workforce training, and much more.
What is Resilient First Coast?
Resilient Fist Coast (RFC) is the regional resiliency collaborative for Northeast Florida, which includes Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties.
It is a formal partnership to work together to improve the resilience of the region. It is comprised of local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, academia, and federal/ state agencies. A network of resiliency collaboratives exists in Florida and throughout the nation.