ELLSWORTH, Maine — The City of Ellsworth has the opportunity to apply to join the Maine Community Resilience Partnership (https://www.maine.gov/future/climate/community-resilience-partnership). The Community Resilience Partnership assists Maine communities in reducing carbon emissions, transitioning to clean energy, and becoming more resilient to the effects of hazardous weather events such as flooding, rising sea levels, extreme temperatures, and public health impacts. Becoming a member of the Partnership opens up new funding opportunities for the City to plan and implement priority projects that support the goals and strategies of “Maine Won’t Wait”, the State’s Four-Year Climate Action Plan released in December 2020 (https://www.maine.gov/climateplan/).

As the City considers applying to join the Partnership, public input is needed and encouraged to help determine which types of projects are of the highest priority for Ellsworth. A survey to collect the public’s input is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6PZ58B. Paper copies are also available at Ellsworth City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605. The closing date of the survey will be August 29th. A workshop to review the survey results and gain further community feedback on community resilience strategies and actions will be held in early September.

Any questions can be directed to the City of Ellsworth Planning Department, 207-669-6615, mwilliams@ellsworthmaine.gov.