Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Resilient Mystic Collaborative secures $1.1m in regional funding MyRWA and 14 municipalities move forward on climate resiliency T he Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) recently announced that the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC) has secured federal, state and philanthropic grants exceeding $1.1 million to help Mystic Watershed communities collectively prepare for extreme weather. “Our local communities recognized that planning for climate change needs to happen now, and that we are stronger together,” said MyRWA Executive Director Patrick Herron. “We are grateful to the Barr Foundation, the Mass Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the U.S. EPA for investing in our collective efforts to prepare our people and places for more flooding, heat and storms.” Convened by MyRWA, RMC focuses on the following: • Managing storm water flooding and water quality on a waterJ& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! 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It includes nonprofit and private sector partners as content experts, with municipal planners and engineers serving as the group’s voting members. All Mystic Watershed municipalities are welcome to participate. On June 18, the Barr Foundation awarded MyRWA $700,000 over two years to provide professional staffing for the RMC, including a dedicated project manager focused on increasing the resiliency of Mystic River Watershed residents. The new staff person will join co-facilitators MyRWA’s Julie Wormser and the Consensus Building Institute’s Carri Hulet. “We are pleased to be able to offer support to the Resilient Mystic Collaborative,” said the Barr Foundation’s Climate Resilience Program Officer, Kalila Barnett. “Taking a watershed approach to addressing climate vulnerabilities presents an important opportunity to deepen the municipal partnerships that will be vital in the years ahead. Making our region more resilient requires a focus on people as well as infrastructure. RMC is putting together all of the right people and creating a model for the rest of the state.” “As a city that is committed to growing and succeeding together with our neighboring communities, Everett is very excited to be a part of the Resilient Mystic Collaborative,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “We are ready to face the challenges of urban heat islands, flooding, storm water management, and more head on. We feel strongly that working and learning from our neighboring communities will only continue to benefit our residents and the natural environment that surrounds us.” Everett resident named to Dean’s List at Colby College W ATERVILLE, Maine – Aditi Dalal of Everett was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semesINTERACTIVE | FROM PAGE 7 the item. Then, participants will have the opportunity to browse submitted items and read other anonymously submitted stories. This is a free, public experience designed for curious people of all ages. This project was created by a team of game designers, theatre professionals and artists, including Lee LeBreton, Adrienne Mackey, Jason Morningstar and Dani Snyder-Young, in partnership with Northeastern Uniter of the 2018-19 academic year. Dalal is one of 443 Colby students (or 23 percent of the qualified student body) to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List last semester. Dalal, a member of the versity and its Playable Theatre Project. This is the first of several planned appearances with the goal of expanding into a nationwide traveling exhibit. Class of 2022, is the daughter of Jag Mohan and Sunita Devi of Everett. Dalal earned a semester grade point average of 3.78 or higher this spring to be included on Colby’s Dean's List. For further information about this project or to get involved, please contact Alzayer at dsalzayer@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/curiousxp. 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