The Municipal Vulnerablity Preparedness (MVP) program is the Commonwealth’s strategy for providing support for cities and towns in to begin planning for climate change resiliency. Local community resilience building workshops need stakeholders like Friends to advocate for protected lands and nature based solutions.
There are many ways Friends can participate:
- Workshop planning
- Workshop participation
- If your community did not recieve an MVP grant in 2017, building initiative to partipate in 2018
- MVP program information on Mass.gov
- From TNC, a one-pager on the MVP program, and list of resources for learning more about Nature-based solutions
- The list of 2017 participating municipalities
Local conservation groups know best about the community’s natural assets for and vulnerabilities to climate change and the actions that need to be taken to improve resilience.