SNEP Network News and Stories

SNEP Network News

Throughout the year, we send out news updates 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 . 

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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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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SNEP Network releases Call for Participants for Stormwater and Watershed Management

The Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network is seeking participants to receive community-based technical training assistance for stormwater and watershed management, climate resilience, and ecological restoration projects. Municipalities, tribes or nonprofits working in communities within the SNEP area are welcome to apply for training and technical services assistance. Indigenous and immigrant communities and

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Restore America’s Estuaries Announces 2021 SNEP Watershed Grants

Since 2018, Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants have awarded more than $8.5 million to fund high-impact environmental projects in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. For 2021, SNEP Watershed Grants is announcing the availability of $1.75 million to restore clean water, healthy coastal ecosystems and sustainable communities throughout this region. SNEP Watershed Grants is a partnership between

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SNEP Network Reflections and Goals: Year 1

The Southeast New England Program Network (SNEP Network) concluded its first year of a 5-year corporative agreement with EPA on September 30th, 2020. Over the past 12 months, Network partners joined forces to offer training and technical assistance to enhance stormwater and watershed management, ecological restoration and climate resiliency. The

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Assisting with Next Steps for the Assawompset Ponds Complex

Photo Credit: Kevin Ham, SRPEDD The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District of Massachusetts (SRPEDD) was awarded technical assistance through the SNEP Network’s call for participants for a climate resiliency project located within the Assawompset Ponds Complex. Located in the Massachusetts towns of Freetown, Lakeville, Middleborough, and Rochester, the

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