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.
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
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.
Town of Bourne, MA
SNEP Network partners 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 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.
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.
Town of Warren, RI
Network partners evaluated alternatives to mitigate inland flooding of the Warren Boulevard neighborhood using SWMM modeling, facilitated engagement with affected property owners, and presented recommended actions.
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
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 also participated in public hearings.
Town of Mendon, MA
SNEP Network partners developed the Town Hall Campus Green Infrastructure redesign, including concept-level site planning to incorporate environmentally-sensitive design and development of educational content. They also created a design, permitting, and implementation workflow, and a budget for grant applications.
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.
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (Providence, RI)
Network partners created conceptual designs and renderings for church parking lot green infrastructure retrofits. The Network provided construction support to WRWC, and WRWC River Rangers will install the retrofits.
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.
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.