Resilient Communities Program Aims To Build Strategies For Community And Nature

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thrive Regional Partnership, in collaboration with the Open Space Institute, is launching the Resilient Communities pilot program, designed to engage residents across the tri-state region in building nature-based solutions that address environmental challenges and enhance quality of life, especially in underserved areas. 

From intense summer heat to increased severe weather such as flooding and tornadoes, communities across the region and beyond are experiencing the impacts of a changing environment. 

Through community engagement and planning with the environment in mind, people can work together to lessen these hazardous impacts and support basic community needs such as clean air and water, access to food, and shelter from storms. 

Thanks to generous funders, the Merck Family Foundation and the Footprint Foundation, the Resilient Communities program is offered at no cost to participating communities. 

Any group of community stakeholders, such as residents of a city, town, county, or neighborhood, in the tri-state, 16-county Thrive region is welcome to apply. Organizations such as nonprofits and anchor institutions (churches, schools, libraries) who convene community stakeholders are eligible and encouraged to organize these groups

Participants can expect a hands-on, 12-month program in the community, alongside experts in environmental science, planning, and placemaking, that empowers them to develop nature-based solutions that support the future of the place they call home.

The result is a resident-led plan for environmental solutions in the community, and an opportunity to receive seed funding to kickstart the first phase or project of the community plan.

To learn how to participate in Resilient Communities, visit https://www.thriveregionalpartnership.org/projects/resilient-communities-program.



Tennessee American Water And Tennessee Aquarium Host Chattanooga Reach One, Teach One Students

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Tennessee American Water and the Tennessee Aquarium hosted around 50 students for a day of activities to teach students about the importance of clean water from its natural source to the tap. ... (click for more)

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Chickamauga Chapter members gathered Wednesday evening, June 29 at the Heritage Landing Clubhouse for a watch party and dinner celebrating ... (click for more)

“The Tennessee Highway Patrol is committed to ensuring safety on our roadways this Fourth of July weekend,” said Colonel Matt Perry. “Troopers will be working diligently to curb distracted driving, ... (click for more)



Happenings

Tennessee American Water And Tennessee Aquarium Host Chattanooga Reach One, Teach One Students

Tennessee American Water and the Tennessee Aquarium hosted around 50 students for a day of activities to teach students about the importance of clean water from its natural source to the tap. Elementary and middle school aged children in the Reach One, Teach One Summer Enrichment Program made turtle maracas, viewed Australia’s Great Wild North 3D Film at the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater, ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Chapter Members Celebrate Opening Of National DAR Continental Congress

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Chickamauga Chapter members gathered Wednesday evening, June 29 at the Heritage Landing Clubhouse for a watch party and dinner celebrating the opening of DAR’s 131st National Continental Congress meeting in Washington, D.C. Four Chapter members are in Washington for the week-long Congress. "Over the past three years, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

EPA Awarding Brownfield Grant At Site Of Planned Lookouts Stadium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe on Wednesday is set to present the city of Chattanooga with Brownfield program cleanup and assessment grants at the site of a planned new $79.5 million stadium to be used by the Lookouts. The press conference will be at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site. The grant is "to help spur economic revitalization ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Couple Describes Frightening Home Invasion

A Chattanooga couple on Friday morning described a frightening home invasion that a Memphis pair are accused of committing. Charges were bound to the Grand Jury against Darion Merriweather and William Edward Farmer IV. Judge Gerald Webb increased the bond for their aggravated burglary charges to $75,000. Farmer and Merriweather are facing two counts of kidnapping, aggravated ... (click for more)

Opinion

22 Questions And Concerns About A New $79.5 Million Lookouts Stadium

The proposal for the Lookouts stadium brings forth several questions that I have not gotten good answers yet from anyone. 1. If the 10 acres Gary Chazen is donating is worth $10,000,000, why doesn’t he and his partners just sell the 140 acres and go to the bank with over $100,000,000? 2. There has been over a billion dollars of new construction in downtown Chattanooga ... (click for more)

New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

I can't find any logical reasons that the new Lookout stadium is being placed where it is other than to think it's a combination of favoritism and eliminating an eyesore. All statistics point to an illogical decision coupled with questionable tax breaks/support. Lookouts average attendance in 2018 (all that I could quickly find) was 3,206 per game and ranked 74th among ... (click for more)