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Erving climate change preparedness workshop Oct. 3

  • Beachgoers gaze up at an incoming storm after evacuating the water at Laurel Lake in Erving June 18. Staff/Dan Little



Staff Writer
Friday, September 14, 2018

ERVING – Residents, business owners, and stakeholders are invited to attend a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program workshop on Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Erving Senior Center.

The program aims to complete a climate change vulnerability assessment, develop resiliency strategies and update the town’s FEMA-approved multi-hazard mitigation plan, as funded by a $20,000 grant from the MVP program.

The town will be working with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments on this project.

In the workshop, FRCOG and Erving will be helping staff, volunteers, residents and businesses define local natural and climate-related hazards as well as strengths and vulnerabilities. Additionally working to “identify and prioritize actions and projects the town can implement to increase climate change resilience,” according to a press release.

Interested parties are asked to RSVP to Erving Administrative Coordinator Bryan Smith at admin@erving-ma.org by Sept. 26.