Mass ECAN Next Steps for 2018


Mass ECAN's Next Steps for 2018

Thanks to all who provided feedback at the Mass ECAN conference!
Over the next few months we'll be responding to what we heard from you all and working together to build this community of practice.

We'll be actively seeking your input as we develop resources and take the next steps. At any point along the way, feel free to reach out to with ideas.

If you missed them, see the presentations and proceedings from our successful November conference here.

What's Next? For starters...
  • Continue to share opportunities, resources, and events via Mass ECAN mailing list and website
  • Create a who’s who listing – a searchable internal members database
  • Consider a listserv for member to member communications
  • Coordinate with 2 new Expert Work Groups on Saltmarsh and Nature-Based Solutions
  • Promote stakeholder engagement on the state hazard mitigation and climate adaptation plan
  • Seek funding to support our initiatives
  • Plan a 2018 follow up conference

Feel free to pass this message along to colleagues and encourage them to join us. I'm looking forward to working with you and shaping Mass ECAN together!


Melissa Ocana
Climate Adaptation Coordinator, UMass Amherst

Why am I getting this email?
Welcome to Mass ECAN!

You are receiving this email because you joined Mass ECAN.
Welcome to a new community of practice for climate adaptation practitioners and researchers who are interested in ecosystem resilience and natural resources conservation in Massachusetts. Since launching in October, we've grown to 135 members.

Mass ECAN is creating a space for us to learn from and with each other. Together, we can build capacity for climate adaptation that promotes ecosystem resilience and weaves natural resources conservation into actions across sectors.

Announcements & Opportunities

We’re not interested in duplicating the great e-newsletters that already exist, but we will pass along announcements that are specifically relevant to climate adaptation in Massachusetts and our Network.

State Hazard Mitigation & Climate Adaptation Plan
Public comment on the draft natural hazard and climate change risk assessment is open until Feb. 2nd.  We'll let you know about the next set of stakeholder workshops in March once dates are posted.

Ensuring Success Webinars – Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program’s Tool Box
Upcoming webinar: Monday, Feb. 5 at Noon
Topic: Nature Based Solutions
Intended Audience: MVP Communities, Certified Service Providers

Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference. Apr. 30-May 2, Manchester, NH. Early Bird Registration rates until Feb. 1

Job Opportunity - Climate Policy Analyst with MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA) (posted 1/24)

Job Opportunity - Program Assistant for Climate with Barr Foundation (posted 1/29). Recently established Climate Resilience focus area and also hiring Program Officer (posted 1/5)