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.
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 .
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
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.
The Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network is pleased to announce its 2021 technical assistance awards to two Tribal Nations and six Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts communities to advance their stormwater and watershed management, and climate resilience planning.
In March 2020, Bourne sought technical assistance from the SNEP Network. Network partner Throwe Environmental LLC realized a comprehensive look at the Town’s resiliency and climate financing strategy.
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
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
The SNEP Network, RIDEM, MassDEP, and EPA are seeking communities to participate in a pilot project that involves capacity building for implementation of stormwater management strategies as well as the tracking and accounting of pollutant reductions. The project team in coordination with its community partners will convene a series of
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
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