Resilience in a Changing Climate
WCCOG provides assistance to Washington County communities in strategies to meet the challenges of a changing climate. Working collaboratively with the University of Maine at Machias we have completed/continue to work on several initiatives including:
Preparation in 2013 of a Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Washington County (11.7 MB PDF)
Regional Coordination Policies that can be tailored to local purposes for climate change adaptation strategies
Assistance with applications to the Maine DEP Culvert Bond Fund to replace aging and inadequately sized/located culverts
The town of Whiting was successful in obtaining a $95,000 Culvert Bond Fund grant in the Spring of 2016.
WCCOG is assisting the town of Whiting with procurement of a professional to assist with permitting and design of the culvert on the Orange River that was the subject of the grant.
Please follow this link for information about the Town of Whiting's grant funds and the RFP to procure a permitting and design professional.
For more information, please contact Judy East at 454-0465.