Call for Participants Projects

Call for Participants projects offer in-depth technical, financial and training assistance to municipalities, tribes and non-profits in the SNEP region. We solicit responses from SNEP communities that need in-depth assistance with established stormwater and restoration programs to advance their practice to the next level. Project tasks include stormwater planning and financing, climate resilience, low-impact development, green infrastructure, by-law review, and field assessments and engineering. 

Round One of our Call for Participants was released in March 2020 (full list of projects here) and Round Two was released in June 2021 (full list of projects here). 

Read more below about our CFP projects in four categories: Stormwater Financing and Climate Resilience, Stormwater Planning, Low-Impact Development/Green Infrastructure/By-Law Review, and Field Assessments/Engineering.

Stormwater Financing and Climate Resilience

Wareham Village

Town of Wareham, MA

The SNEP Network engaged Wareham in a pilot Leadership Exchange with other communities and experts to guide Wareham’s redevelopment process with a focus on climate resilience, stormwater management, green infrastructure, and economic development opportunities.

Flooding on Circuit Ave in Bourne, 2020

Town of Bourne, MA

SNEP Network partners and consultants worked with Bourne to develop a comprehensive coastal resilience action strategy and develop sustainable, scalable financing options to support long-term project implementation.

Pleasant Bay

Pleasant Bay Alliance

This project expanded the collaborative capacity of Pleasant Bay Alliance communities (Brewer, Chatham, Harwich, & Orleans, MA) for stormwater management efficiencies, including an interjurisdictional approach to capital projects.

Portsmouth road collapse during heavy flooding, September 2021

Town of Portsmouth, RI

SNEP Network assistance for climate resiliency planning and financing in Portsmouth included town council leadership development, prioritizing and estimating costs for capital needs, and creating a financing strategy including a 5-year Climate Resiliency Capital Improvement Plan.

Stormwater Planning

Flooding in Warren during heavy rains in 2014

Town of Warren, RI

The SNEP Network evaluated alternatives to mitigate inland flooding of the Warren Boulevard neighborhood using SWMM modeling, facilitated engagement with affected property owners, and presented recommended actions.

Runoff and ponding in the Town Common

Town of Bristol, RI

The SNEP Network supported the creation of a Master Plan Concept Design to enhance park elements while addressing stormwater and erosion issues. The Master Plan was presented at a public meeting, and improvements will be installed by the town over time.

Low-Impact Development/Green Infrastructure/By-Law Review

Charlestown, RI

Town of Charlestown, RI

The Network supported the development of a Conservation Design Ordinance for new subdivisions, and created training and educational material to support adoption. Network partners and consultants also participated in public hearings. 

Town Hall Campus site plan

Town of Mendon, MA

The SNEP Network developed the Town Hall Campus Green Infrastructure redesign, including concept-level site planning to incorporate environmentally-sensitive design and development of educational content. The Network also created a design, permitting, and implementation workflow, and a budget for grant applications.

Field Assessments/Engineering

Infiltration basin in Roger Williams Park

Providence Stormwater Innovation Center (Providence, RI)

SNEP Network assistance facilitated the creation of non-proprietary, “plug-and-play” designs, including a tree filter (no storage) and a tree trench (with storage). Designs will be installed at Roger Williams Park, with plans for research, training, and education.

River Rangers working on a parking lot retrofit

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (Providence, RI)

The Network created conceptual designs and renderings for church parking lot green infrastructure retrofits, and provided construction support to the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC.) WRWC River Rangers will install the retrofits.

Nemasket River flooding in 2013

Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

The SNEP Network supported a hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) study of the Upper Nemasket River Corridor, informed by 40 years of flood data and field assessments. The SNEP team will evaluate and model proposed interventions and community-driven restoration projects.

Salt marsh in late summer

Allen’s Pond Sanctuary (Dartmouth, MA)

The SNEP Network provided technical assistance to monitor, model, and map salt marsh migration, and supplied engineering guidance for infrastructure removal. The project was leveraged to secure additional funding.