News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/14/2020 12:15:16 PM to 12/15/2021 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Malden News

Posted on: December 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Malden awarded 2021 Climate Resilience Grant “Malden River Works for Waterfront Equity & Resilience”

News Photo

The City of Malden has been awarded a 2021 Accelerating Climate Resilience Grant in the amount of $52,250 from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Barr Foundation to support continued work on the Malden River Works project.

Malden River Works for Waterfront Equity and Resilience is a new climate resilience project in Malden. Created through a partnership between the City of Malden, Malden Redevelopment Authority, Friends of the Malden River, Mystic River Watershed Association, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the project goal is to transform the DPW yard on the Malden River for better climate change preparedness and to create a vibrant, climate resilient public riverfront park. The park will address sea level rise with an elevated greenway path and lawn area and the option to incrementally increase flood protection for the DPW. It will reduce urban heat island effect and manage inland flooding with green infrastructure solutions: bioswales, bioretention basins, and over 75 new trees. The project is led by a new coalition of community leaders of color, youth, environmental advocates, and government stakeholders as the newly formed Malden River Works Steering Committee.

The Malden River Works team recently completed a year-long community engagement process that included four public meetings, three community-wide surveys, and countless volunteer hours to develop a concept design for the site. “The community’s support for this project has been driving us forward from day one,” says Mayor Gary Christenson. “Receiving this grant reflects the enthusiasm felt for this project, both within and outside of the Malden community.” The $52,250 grant is in addition to the $150,015 awarded through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grant that the City received in September. Both grants will be used to fund engineering work to refine the design of the project.

MAPC and the Barr Foundation awarded a total of over $700,000 this year to eleven grantees to support “near-term interventions through local policy advances, analyses, and actions that drive long-term transformations” to improve climate resiliency.

The Malden River Works Concept Design Report was funded by a $100,000 grant from MIT’s Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) and is now available to view at

More information on the Accelerating Climate Resilience Grant here:

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Malden News

Grand Opening

Grand Opening of Ultimate Tango

Posted on: November 15, 2023
Wonder Women in Malden

Wonder Women in Malden Celebrated

Posted on: October 17, 2023
Mayor Christenson and Tony Bartolo

Tony’s Autobody - 45 Years in Malden!

Posted on: October 4, 2023
Tree Planting2

Implementation Grant in Action

Posted on: September 14, 2023
Prestige Car Wash

Prestige Car Wash opens Malden Location

Posted on: August 17, 2023

City Awards ARPA Funds to AAAW

Posted on: August 8, 2023
Disability Commission

2023 National Night Out

Posted on: August 3, 2023
Celia Denehy

Celebrating a Century!

Posted on: July 13, 2023

Malden Celebrates Memorial Day

Posted on: June 1, 2023
Triangle Clients

Triangle, Inc. Visits City Hall

Posted on: April 24, 2023
Arab American Heritage month

Arab American Heritage Month

Posted on: April 20, 2023
Chief Sullivan Retirement

Fire Chief Bill Sullivan Retires

Posted on: March 30, 2023
Black Earth Compost

Malden Announces Composting Program

Posted on: April 4, 2023

Malden to Hold Green Malden Fair

Posted on: April 4, 2023
MTEC field trip

MTEC Camping Trip

Posted on: March 22, 2023
103 Birthday

Celebrating a 103rd Birthday!

Posted on: March 22, 2023

City Awards ARPA Funds to YMCA

Posted on: February 21, 2023
rock spot

Grand Opening of Rock Spot Climbing

Posted on: January 12, 2023
City of Malden Trash Holiday (2)

“Trash Holiday”

Posted on: December 13, 2022
Butch Lessard

Longtime City Employee Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on: December 14, 2022
Trash Tag 2023 Greenpng

2023 Trash Tags Now Available!

Posted on: December 13, 2022