Regional Adaptation Efforts

Climate change doesn’t follow political boundaries, and Natick is committed to working with our neighbors to partner on shared challenges posed by climate change.


In the Charles River Watershed, Natick is collaborating with communities from Hopkinton to Boston on these projects:

  1. The Charles River Climate Compact
  2. The Charles River Flood Model
The Charles River Climate Compact: a voluntary partnership of 28 communities that takes a watershed approach to climate adaptation and mitigation through regional collaboration and information sharing.

In the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord (SuAsCo) Watershed, Natick is collaborating with area communities on these projects:

  1. Metro West Climate Equity Project
  2. SuAsCo Natural Climate Solutions Project
  3. Heat Watch Metro West

Metro West Climate Equity Project: a partnership between Ashland, Framingham and Natick to build relationships with and learn from residents living in neighborhoods most likely to be affected by climate change.