Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP)

MVP planning meeting

Massachusetts' Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program provides support for communities across the state to consider local strengths and vulnerabilities to climate change and prioritize actions to create a safer and more resilient future.

Mass Audubon supports the MVP program by providing assistance for municipalities. Several Mass Audubon staff members are certified by the state as MVP providers, which allows us to provide technical assistance to communities to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans.

By working with the MVP program, we have helped train hundreds of people working in over 150 communities on MVP plans; and are sharing the training materials and lessons learned with many other groups, including the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative and Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition.

Get Your Community Involved

Find out if your community is already certified as an MVP community. If it is, find out who's leading local MVP actions by contacting a regional coordinator for information on your municipality's MVP Plan. Then, reach out to this representative with your climate action ideas. 

If your community is not already MVP certified, contact your municipality to start the process!

How We Can Help

Mass Audubon and our partners at the Resilient Taunton Watershed Network have certified MVP providers that can provide facilitation and presentations on topics such as climate change and nature-based solutions.

We may also have a sanctuary nearby that can offer local environmental stakeholder information in the Community Resilience Building (CRB) process.

To learn more and check our availability, please contact us by email.