Draft of existing conditions plan for Sam Wright Field, Easton, MA which is one of the several wetland restoration projects identified. Over the last 4 years, SNEP Network partners have been working with the Towns of Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon, Massachusetts to enhance the protection of the Canoe
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SNEP Network Narratives and Articles
In this section, we take a closer look into the projects of the SNEP Network through interviews, local perspectives, and partner collaborations. Click the links below to read the network narratives, partner articles, and announcements .
The 2023 Stormwater Innovation Center (SIC) Annual Report is now available! The Stormwater Innovation Center (SIC) conducts research, develops trainings and outreach on stormwater best practices focusing especially on green infrastructure. Created in 2020 as a collaboration between the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the City of Providence Parks Department
With support from the SNEP Network, the Town of Middletown, RI has developed a Climate Resiliency Planning and Financing Strategy that will serve as a roadmap on how to prioritize and finance resilience-focused capital infrastructure projects and associated programs. With this strategy, the Town of Middletown is positioned to advance their climate resilience goals
The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (Stew-MAP) was conducted in the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) region, as a part of the larger stormwater and habitat restoration efforts of the Southeast New England Program Network. The purpose of the StewMap project was to better understand the organizations dynamics of environmental
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of $3,339,177 in new funding for southeast Massachusetts communities and new technical assistance and partnerships with local organizations working for clean water and healthy coastal ecosystems. More than $1 million of this new funding is through President Biden’s November 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure
SNEP hosts press event at project site: “Waterfront Access & Green Infrastructure at Public Street for the S. Providence Green Justice Zone”. From Left to Right (Tom Ardito – Restore America’s Estuaries, Sue Kiernan – Administrator of the DEM Office of Water Resources, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence Mayor Brett
Maidford River Restoration Project Case Study: Collaborative Approach to Watershed Scale Restoration Using Nature Based Solutions
Kate McPherson, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper for Save The Bay, explains to a homeowner the benefits of allowing the natural area next to the Maidford River to revegetate with trees, shrubs, and leaves. This effort was part of a neighborhood campaign to encourage property owners to rewild the portions of their
Map of Mansfield, with points of interest (POI) in different colors. During the workshop discussions, participants marked POI on a map to show the spatial distribution of features that are listed on each of their matrices (view report). The town of Mansfield, MA, a growing suburb between Boston and Providence,
The SNEP Network recently held two grant funding workshops to highlight key funding opportunities for water quality and climate resilience projects in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The first of these workshops, “Funding Nature Based Community Resilience in Southeastern Massachusetts” was held on March 13 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The workshop featured a
The SNEP Program Year in Review: 2022 EPA’s Region 1’s Southeast New England Program is a multi-faceted program with many key partners. SNEP has published the third annual Year in Review summary document, Year in Review: 2022, which includes contributions from the SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants (SWIG) program, the SNEP