Location: Kivalina, AK
The NVK is expanding to a new, distant community site directly because of climate change. Increasingly severe coastal erosion and flooding will make the low-lying barrier island uninhabitable. To protect the life, health, and safety of the Kivalina people at the current site, the NVK requested grant writing support from CRW and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to help clean up the existing landfill. This project includes the planning and design of protecting the landfill in Kivalina.