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Hazard Mitigation & Climate Adaptation Online Webinar & Survey


The Town of Groton is seeking community input as a part of our hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation planning process.  This online engagement format includes a webinar followed by a survey to record comments and feedback.

The Planning Board will present the webinar in its virtual Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 7:00 PM.  Zoom meeting details to be posted on the Town Website.

The Town of Groton was awarded funding to complete the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning Grant program and to update the Town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

  • The MVP grant program provides technical and financial support for cities and towns across the Commonwealth to plan for, and mitigate the impacts from, climate change.
  • The HMP is part of a FEMA program that involves identifying the risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and developing long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events.

By completing this project, Groton will be eligible for national FEMA Grant programs, as well as state MVP Action Grants for the implementation of climate adaptation projects.

The Groton MVP-HMP project involves creating a list of priority action items to advance the community’s resilience to projected climate change impacts.  In January, a group of stakeholders met to identify strengths, vulnerabilities, and recommendations for next steps. We’ll be reporting the results of this workshop and seeking public feedback as part of a virtual engagement strategy.  This virtual format includes a pre-recorded webinar, along with an online survey to collect public input.  The feedback from this survey will be captured in the final MVP-HMP report.

Online webinar and survey available April 9th – April 23rd

You may watch the webinar at:


And take the survey at:


Please reach out if you have questions:

Takashi Tada  –  Land Use Director/Town Planner

(978) 448-1105  –  ttada@townofgroton.org

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