Stormwater, Hazard Mitigation and Climate Resiliency Efforts 

The Town of Lincoln is working on a variety of initiatives to address Stormwater, Hazard Mitigation and Climate Resiliency. The programs below describe each program.

For more information please contact the Planning and Land Use Department at or 781-259-2610

STORMWATER – Currently underway

Lincoln is one of many Massachusetts communities regulated under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and the 2016 Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit. The Town of Lincoln is working on a range of measures to address regulation requirements. 

1)  The Town in collaboration with MAGIC (sub regional planning organization under MAPC made up of 13 communities including Lincoln) was awarded a $102,000 grant to take a regional approach to complying with the Storm Water Program. To learn more about this effort click here.

2) In addition to the regional effort to comply with regulation requirements, Lincoln is currently working with a consultant on the following:

Annual Reports documents efforts made to comply with the stormwater permit

Stormwater Management Plan (DRAFT)

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Plan (DRAFT)

Catch Basin Management Plan

If you would like to provide comments on these draft documents please contact Jennifer Burney, Director of Planning and Land Use at or 781-259-2684


Hazard mitigation is taking action to reduce or eliminate risks to people and property from natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act requires all municipalities who would like to be eligible to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation grants, must adopt a local hazard mitigation plan. Please note that this planning requirement does not affect disaster assistance funding.

Lincoln’s Plan was approved by FEMA on June 7, 2018 and is now an official plan and good for 5 years (June 2023). To read the plan click here.


The Town was awarded a $20,000 planning grant (MVP) to help Lincoln assess its vulnerability to climate change, identify risks and strategies for creating resiliency in such areas as infrastructure and energy, agriculture and forestry, transportation and other service areas.

The Completed plan was approved by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affair and Lincoln is now designated a state-certified MVP community, making it eligible for additional state grants to implement the plan’s recommended actions. Click here to view the plan.


Lincoln in collaboration with MAGIC communities (sub regional planning organization under MAPC made up of 13 communities including Lincoln) developed a Climate Resiliency Plan which looks at community and regional vulnerabilities and strategies. Click here to review the plan.