Adaptation and Resiliency Working Group

The Adaptation and Resiliency Working Group (ARWG) supports the charge of the Commission by developing a comprehensive strategy for reducing​ Maryland's climate change vulnerability, providing state and local governments with tools to plan for and adapt to the more extreme weather and rise in sea levels anticipated as a consequence of climate change. 


ARWG meetings are hosted quarterly by its chair, the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). ​The meetings are typically held online, are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment. ​


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expand Meeting Date: 2/28/2024
  Minutes 11/29.23_draft to approve
expand Meeting Date: 11/29/2023
  AGENDA 11.29.23
  Draft Outline - Wetlands Adaptation Strategy
expand Meeting Date: 9/20/2021
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ARWG Archive - older meeting materials are here.


2024 Meetings 
2-4 p.m. ​​
These dates and times are subject to changes.​

Unless otherwise indicated, these meetings are in hybrid format - online and at the MD Departm​ent of Natural Resources in Annapolis.

  • February 28
  • ​May 29
  • August 28 
  • November 20​

Adaptation: The process of adjusting to an actual or expected​ environmental change and its effects in a way that seeks to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities.

Resiliency: The ability to prepare for threats and hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from adverse conditions and disruptions.


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