Revere Receives $2 Million in Federal Funding for Riverfront Environmental Efforts….
Revere Journal story By Adam Swift
Revere recently secured nearly $2 million in federal funding to help alleviate current conditions and prepare the community for the impact of worsening risks of climate change and sea-level risks.
The funding will expand mitigation and adaptation efforts in the RiverFront area, and is part of nearly $13 million in federal community project grants for nine resilience projects in the Mystic Watershed.
“As a community located outside the shelter of Boston Harbor, we get the brunt of increasingly intense winter storms,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “This funding will help us manage coastal flooding in our RiverFront neighborhood.”
The frequent flooding of the Riverside neighborhood due to sea level rise has reached a critical juncture, said resident Loretta LaCentra, who has been deeply involved in climate issues in the neighborhood.
“Our worst-case scenario has become a common event as we dread reports of upcoming flooding and King Tides,” LaCentra said. “We need immediate attention and remediation to address the multiple flooding events we experience annually. We cannot wait any longer.”
When President Biden signed the FY2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law on December 29, 2022, the $1.7 trillion spending bill included nine
grants for Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC) cities and towns totaling almost $13 million.