On Demand Webinars

Stormwater Financing 101

Description: What is stormwater financing? In this webinar, you will learn about how stormwater programs are managed, the basics of setting stormwater utility fees, and examples of stormwater program implementation. This webinar will also cover the legislation in Southern New England that enables communities to establish stormwater utility programs. Presenters:

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The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project of Southeast New England: Learn About Organizations and Find New Collaborations Across SNEP Watersheds

Description: In this webinar, we will report the results of the 2020/2021 Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project of Southeast New England (StewMAP SNE) and show you how to explore the data, which includes information about 149 stewardship organizations and roughly 700 networked funders, knowledge providers and partners, using an online

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Nitrogen Trading Opportunities under Massachusetts’ First Watershed Permit

Description:The Cape Cod towns of Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans were jointly grantedMassDEP’s first watershed permit in 2018 to further nitrogen removal activities in Pleasant Bay,the region’s largest estuary. To meet their individual responsibilities under the permit, the townshave formulated nitrogen management plans that involve shellfish harvesting, permeablereactive barriers, public

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Is Your Community Climate Resilient? – Bylaws and Best Practices

Description: Local land use rules that support nature-based solutions to climate change have many benefits, including reduced flood risks, protection of water quality and supplies, reduced costs of road and stormwater maintenance, open space protection, and preserving community character. Outdated bylaws and regulations can prevent communities from implementing these win-win

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Stormwater Tree Trench Design Options Guide Training

Description: The Stormwater Tree Trench Design Guide was developed by the Providence Parks Department, Horsley Witten Group, the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center and the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network to help municipalities design and maintain greener, healthier, and more resilient tree trenches. The Guide is a tool to assist

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Cognitive and Perceptual Barriers to Green Infrastructure: Local Decision-Making in Rhode Island

Description: While green infrastructure (GI) has become a relatively common stormwater management alternative to “gray” piped infrastructure, several impediments to GI implementation still exist. Among these impediments are cognitive and perceptual barriers that negatively affect how GI is conceptualized, communicated, and understood. This webinar showcases a master’s thesis research project

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A Residential Guide to Stormwater

Training provided by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center in partnership with the SNEP Network on May 12th, 2021 Description: What people do in and around their homes can impact stormwater runoff and the water quality in your nearby rivers, lakes and ponds. In this training hosted by the Providence Stormwater

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Green Stormwater Project Construction Oversight Spring 2021

   Training provided by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center in partnership with the SNEP Network on March 26th, 2021. Description:Stormwater project designs are only effective when they are constructed correctly. This workshop describes the key phases for construction of stormwater practices, highlighting strategies that project managers can use to ensure

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Maintaining Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Training provided by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center in partnership with the SNEP Network Description: This training is intended for supervisors and field staff responsible for maintaining green stormwater infrastructure projects.  Without appropriate operation and maintenance activities GSI projects will not continue to function properly and yield expected water quality

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Webinar 4: Smart Growth and Strategic Zoning for Livable Communities

Throughout the fall of 2020, the Town of Wareham, Massachusetts will work closely with national leaders from around the country and interact with subject matter experts.  Invited guests will help guide future redevelopment plans for Wareham Village by focusing on incorporating elements of climate resilience, stormwater management, and green infrastructure

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Green Stormwater Project Construction Oversight

Training provided by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center in partnership with the SNEP Network Description:Stormwater project designs are only effective when they are constructed correctly. This workshop describes the key phases for construction of stormwater practices, highlighting strategies that project managers can use to ensure proper installation. The training will

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The Southeast New England Stew-Map Kickoff

The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) of Southeast New England is a survey and public database designed to map where stewardship organizations work and how they are connected to each other. The goal of the project is to strengthen community capacity for stewardship in order to advance the construction

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Building the Case for Green Infrastructure The Value of Nature

Webinar Description: Nature provides us with many services, from wildlife habitat to recreation opportunities. But beyond its intrinsic value, nature also provides measurable benefits to humans in the form of nature-based solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems, including climate change. In this webinar, Mass Audubon will present

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Designing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Webinar Description: This training is intended for technical professionals involved with the siting, design, implementation, permitting, and regulation for effective stormwater management using green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).  The courses emphasize understanding the basic principles of stormwater management design while advancing the state-of-practice. While the bulk of the practice has not

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) 101 for New England Communities

Webinar Description:This is an introductory training appropriate for community members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island interested in green stormwater infrastructure. The training will provide an overview of green stormwater infrastructure, as well as a discussion of system nomenclature, performance and suitability for implementation considerations. This training is a precursor to

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Saving Land, Water, and Money With Smart Local Land Use Regulations

Description:Adopting nature-based and low impact development solutions can help effectively manage stormwater while conserving land, protecting water quality, and reducing maintenance costs. Outdated bylaws and regulations sometimes prevent communities from implementing these win-win solutions, however. Learn how Mass Audubon’s Bylaw Review Tool can help you give your community’s land use

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Mapping Nature Based-Solutions for Climate Resilience: Developing Potential Implementation Actions

Webinar Description:Explore a tool to cite nature-based solutions for climate resilience outcomes. This tool can help guide implementation of NBS by looking at how inland flood, coastal flood, and drought hazards overlap with opportunities for nature-based solutions. The talk will explore a few examples of MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness climate resilience priority actions, walk through

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Managing Shifts in Community Resilience Priorities in Light of COVID-19

SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND NETWORK and ASSOCIATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICERS LUNCHTIMES WEBINAR SERIES  COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery:  An Opportunity for a Stronger New England  As local and state government agencies frantically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of meaningful risks and opportunities are being revealed that align with experiences and challenges in

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Got LID? A Municipal Self-Assessment Tool for Rhode Island Communities

Workshop Description:  This webinar will showcase a new tool, designed to help compare your municipality’s development standards to national benchmarks for avoiding, reducing, and managing stormwater runoff.  We will cover the “whys” and “hows” of the LID Site Planning and Design Techniques: A Municipal Self-Assessment and discuss additional supporting materials and assistance.

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Prioritizing and Valuing Investments in Resilience

SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND NETWORK and ASSOCIATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICERS LUNCHTIMES WEBINAR SERIES  COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery:  An Opportunity for a Stronger New England  As local and state government agencies frantically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of meaningful risks and opportunities are being revealed that align with experiences and challenges in

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Comparing Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and Climate Change Messaging

SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND NETWORK and ASSOCIATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICERS LUNCHTIMES WEBINAR SERIES  COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery:  An Opportunity for a Stronger New England  As local and state government agencies frantically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of meaningful risks and opportunities are being revealed that align with experiences

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Network Narratives: Tree Trench Guide

In 2020, the City of Providence Parks Department, PSIC, and PSIC partner Audubon Society of Rhode Island applied for, and was awarded engineering support to develop a guide to tree trench design through the SNEP Network’s Call for Participants in 2020.

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Network Narratives: Canoe River Aquifer Resilience Project

Within the Taunton River Watershed, the Canoe River Aquifer is a sole-source aquifer co-located within the towns of Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon, Massachusetts. For more than 50,000 people, it is the only viable source of drinking water. The Canoe River Aquifer was designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) by the state more than 20 years ago, but protecting the watershed heavily relies on local policies and enforcement.

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