New England Communities Prepare For Project Impact Retreat May 30 - June 2

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May 4, 2000
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host the 2nd Annual Project Impact New England retreat.

Every year disasters cause the disruption of lives, millions of dollars in property damage and economic losses to businesses. Project Impact, unveiled in 1997, encourages communities to become disaster-resistant by initiating common sense measures to reduce or prevent repetitive losses.

Project Impact communities and their partners from across New England will be gathering in Falmouth, Massachusetts for the 2nd Annual Project Impact Retreat. The Project Impact event segues into the annual State Hazard Mitigation Officer and National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator Meeting. Participants will include Project Impact partners from business, non-profit, private and public sectors, as well as federal, state, and local officials.

Both events are working sessions to exchange resources, share ideas and discuss pre-disaster mitigation in an effort to increase public awareness, promote participation and develop strategies to improve the educational outreach in the New England area.

WHEN: May 30 - June 2, 2000 WHERE: Sea Crest Ocean Resort
380 Quaker Road
Falmouth, MA
(508) 540-9400

Project Impact communities in New England include:
Connecticut - Town of Westport, City of Milford, and the Town of East Haven
Maine - City of Saco, City of Portland,City of Auburn, and City of Lewiston
Massachusetts - Town of Marshfield, City of Quincy, and the Upper Mystic River Watershed
New Hampshire - Town of Peterborough, Towns of Plymouth & Holderness, Town of Salem, Town of Lancaster, and the Town of Gorham
Rhode Island - City of Warwick, City of Pawtucket, and the City of Providence
Vermont - Lamoille County Planning Commission, Two River-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission

For further information on retreat registration contact: Lauren Record at (617)223-4065.

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July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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