SNEP Network News and Stories

SNEP Network News

Throughout the year, we send out a quarterly news update to our Mailchimp listserv that includes project highlights, articles, events,  upcoming opportunities, and more! Click the links below to read the updates.

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 . 

Applications are open for SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants!

The Request for Proposals for 2023 SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants (SWIG23) is now available! This year, SWIG will award $2.9 million in grants to programs and partnerships working to restore clean water, healthy ecosystems and sustainable communities throughout Southeast New England. SWIG23 is funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency

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SNEP Network’s Year in Review: 2022

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

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The Bylaw Review Tool featured in the American Planning Association (APA) MA Newsletter!

In January, the Massachusetts Chapter of the APA published an article highlighting the Bylaw Review Tool. The bylaw review tool can help municipalities reduce the negative impacts of climate change by guiding municipalities in comparing what is on the books with current best practices and identify opportunities to create change. Check out the full article! (Page 16)  You can learn

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The SNEP Network completes Stew-Map research project to better understand existing environmental networks, support capacity building, and foster collaboration

Environmental Stewardship, the practice of caring for and protecting the environment for ecosystem health and human well-being, involves a diverse group of communities and organizations that help steward lands, waters, and the air. Environmental stewardship groups are greatly affected and influenced by their collaborations. These partnerships are critical to accomplish

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Portsmouth Concludes Innovative Resilience Planning Project Prioritizing Needed Infrastructure Improvements

AUTHOR : THROWE ENVIRONMENTAL This article was originally posted and developed by Throwe Environmental. View here.  Image: Localized flooding at Common Fence Point during Tropical Storm Henri, September 2021. (Jeff Prater/Submitted via MyCoast) By KYLE GRAY and COURTNEY GREENE/Throwe Environmental BRISTOL, R.I. — Well aware of the climate-driven stormwater challenges that the community is already

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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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Innovative Resiliency Fund Positions Bourne, MA for Long-Term Climate Preparedness

Image: Low-lying Scraggy Neck Road in the Cataumet neighborhood of Bourne, MA. (Kyle Gray/Throwe Environmental) By COURTNEY GREENE and KYLE GRAY/Throwe Environmental BRISTOL, R.I. — With broad support from community residents, the Town of Bourne, Massachusetts has approved a $150,000 Climate Resiliency and Infrastructure Stabilization Fund to mitigate and/or adapt to the risks posed

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