The Climate Preparedness and Land Restoration initiative is a three-year effort to accelerate climate adaptation and land restoration projects across the Groundwork network. Through a competitive grant process, Groundwork Trusts are awarded funding to pursue innovative land restoration projects that will help alleviate the human impacts of the climate crisis through the creation of new green spaces, expansion of the urban tree canopy, and installation of green infrastructure. Made possible by support from the Bezos Earth Fund, we seek to implement projects that lead to tangible changes in the built environment. Project will all have a a short-term impacts on climate resilience, while laying the foundation for shifting how critical climate adaptation resources are allocated across cities.
To advance their efforts to restore access to the waterfront Sliver by the River – a former industrial site along the Pequonnock River estuary in Bridgeport – Groundwork Bridgeport will lead a community outreach and engagement campaign to collect feedback from residents about the site and ensure their priorities are at the heart of the plan to transform the 3-acre property. They will lead the way with the construction of a demonstration park along the waterfront, complete with green infrastructure designed to reduce the urban heat island effect, mitigate flooding, and improve biodiversity in the area.Close