Pioneer Valley Conservation Commissions Compact

CIC funding allowed the Commission to develop a compact to provide technical assistance the region’s communities and land trusts for land conservation, open space, and wetland protection.

Funding Amount: $132,455

Participating entities: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Pioneer Valley Final Report pdf format of Pioneer Valley Conservation Comm file size 1MB doc format of Pioneer Valley Conservation Comm file size 2MB

 

 

 

 

Regional Equipment Sharing Cooperative

These five communities have been unofficially sharing equipment for several years.  After a tornado struck the area in the spring of 2011, the communities decided to develop an official system of sharing highway equipment that is necessary for all five towns.  Grant funds allowed for the purchase of a sign making machine and an asphalt roller, and the development of a formal agreement.

Funding Amount: $58,000

Participating entities: Towns of Brookfield, Brimfield, East Brookfield, Warren, and West Brookfield

 

 

 

Regionalizing Municipal Storm Water Management in Central Massachusetts through Collaborative Education, Data Management, and Policy Development

New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements can be expensive for many small communities.  Working together, these towns combined resources to develop comprehensive systems to generate the necessary data and to inform the public of issues involving storm water.

Funding Amount: $310,000

Participating entities: Towns of Spencer (Lead), Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge, Webster, and West Boylston

Regionalizing Municipal Storm Water Final Report pdf format of CMRSWC file size 1MB docx format of CMRSWC file size 2MB

 

 


 

 

Shared Municipal Portable Closed Loop Pressure Wash Water Recycle System for Commercial Fishing Fleets in Harwich and Chatham

These two participating communities utilized grant funds to purchase and share, through an intermunicipal agreement, a piece of equipment to expedite the cleaning of commercial fishing boats.

Funding Amount: $25,000

Participating entities: Towns of Chatham (Lead); Harwich

Shared Municipal Portable Closed Loop Pressure Wash Final Report pdf format of Shared Municipal Portable Closed Loop Pressure Wash Wat doc format of Shared Municipal Portable Closed Loop Pressure Wash Wat