Join Us for the MVP Program Fall Field Trips
Join our engineers as they co-host field trips to projects across Massachusetts. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program in conjunction with the MA Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), and the Massachusetts Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Network (ECAN) have created a series of field trips this fall that focus on exemplary nature-based climate change adaptation projects. These events are opportunities to learn best practices and get out in the field to enjoy our natural resources. View all field trips here.
Lyman Pond Dam Removal in Southampton
September 7th at 11am
(rain date September 8th)
Tighe & Bond Senior Project Manager Dan Buttrick, PE
The Manhan River Restoration Project provides co-benefits to the ecology of the Manhan River while enhancing local community resilience. Full removal of the Lyman Pond Dam has restored 27 miles of fish passage, protected adjacent business and facilitated the relocation of a critical municipal water main. Tour this dam removal site, help disperse conservation seed mix, witness a fish sampling by MassWildlife, and enjoy local ice cream with your peers! All while discussing and learning about the importance of stream restoration through a climate adaptation lens. DER provided funding to this project. Note that participants for this trip will be capped at around 25 people. RSVP here.
Coonamessett River Restoration in Falmouth
September 22nd at 11am
(rain date September 23rd)
Tighe & Bond Project Manager Eric Ohanian, PE
Participants in this field trip will be able to experience a project that has successfully implemented several nature-based solutions at one dynamic site. Taken together, this site has allowed the community to proactively plan for coastal flooding while enhancing habitat connectivity for migratory fish. Visitors will be able to observe how the removal of a dam, the conversion of former cranberry bogs into 39 acres of flourishing wetlands and the replacement of three failing culverts have resulted in a more resilient landscape. Join us to learn more about bog restoration, climate change adaptation, and how health is being restored to this wetland ecosystem. Funding for this project was provided through MVP, DER, NOAA, USFW. RSVP here.