Vulnerability preparedness workshop planned in Wendell

Staff Writer
Published: 9/15/2020 2:21:42 PM
Modified: 9/15/2020 2:21:37 PM

WENDELL — The United Nations refers to climate change as the “defining issue of our time,” with shifting weather patterns that threaten food production and rising sea levels that increase the risk of flooding.

With this in mind, Wendell plans to host a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Community Resilience Building Workshop on Sept. 24. Set for 1 to 3 p.m. on the town common, the workshop is aimed at helping participants define Wendell’s greatest vulnerabilities to climate change, as well as existing community strengths.

According to a press release from Helena Farrell, land use and natural resources planner with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), the goal is to create a list of actions Wendell can take to improve the resiliency of town infrastructure, residents and the environment. The town will be eligible to apply to the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ new MVP Action Grant program for money to implement identified projects once a plan is adopted by the Wendell Selectboard.

Contact Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich at 978-544-3395, ext. 0, or coordinator@wendellmass.us to RSVP to the workshop by Thursday.

Reach Domenic Poli at: dpoli@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 262.


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