Boston, MA

Please name your RCP or the reason you want to join the RCP Network

Resilient Taunton Watershed Network I am the Healthy Watersheds Coordinator for EPA New England and beginning in 2012 1worked in partnership with TNC on a project in the Taunton Watershed which was a New England Healthy Watershed pilot project, that effort as since "emerged" and has "matured" Into an RCP. I am a firm believer in collaboration and helping groups work together. As I continue in my role as the Healthy Watershed Coordinator in New England it is very valuable for me to see the other efforts going on in the region.

What has your RCP or organization done that others will be interested in learning?

The Resilient Taunton Watershed Network has recently gotten funding to do several projects related to green infrastructure mapping, and case studies, a climate adaptation curriculum, and a watershed planning effort, so in the coming year(s) we should have things to share. EPA has recently launched a Healthy Watershed Grant program, and has other funding sources, we also have many documents, toolkits, and resources that may be of interest to some RCPs. We have also launched a searchable data base on climate adaptation and resilience effort of communities in New England, it is called RAINE and is at www.epa.gov/raine

What are you interested in working on with other members of the RCP Network?

EPA recently coordinated a New England stream and wetland buffer workshop and we are now considering follow up steps to focus efforts across the region on riparian and wetland buffer protection. I am also interested in promoting natural and built green infrastructure and protecting areas for flood storage and aquifer recharge, and issues related to climate resilience. sn.