Resilient Mystic Collaborative Receives Environmental Merit Award for Leadership by a Non-Profit Organization

Reading and member communities recognized for our efforts within the Mystic River Watershed
EBEE Award
EBEE Award

The Environmental Business Council of New England Announces Environmental and Energy Industry Winners for the 28th Annual EBEE Awards



April 29, EBEE Road2021 - Boston, MA - The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Merit Award for Leadership by a Non-Profit Organization is awarded to the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC) in recognition of the incredible partnership of the 20 communities in the Mystic River Watershed working together to protect their people and places from climate-intensified risks.

Reading is a member community of the RMC and the Mystic River Watershed Association. As part of our work within the watershed, and partnering with both organizations, we are planning for open space improvements at the Maillet Sommes Morgan land, located between Willow and Lowell Street. For more information on this project please visit this page. 

Within 18 months of its founding, the RMC raised over $2.5 million in regional climate resilience funding to support regional stormwater flood management, storm-hardening critical regional infrastructure, next-generation coastal flood management, and closing climate equity gaps among residents and workers based on race and income.

About the EBC EBEE Awards

Each year, the EBC recognizes companies, organizations, and individuals for outstanding environmental and energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards Celebration. These awards were established by the EBC to encourage companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the EBC.

The Environmental Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry was established by resolution of the Board of Directors on February 5, 2001 in recognition of outstanding environmental leadership by a non-profit organization.


The Resilient Mystic Collaborative and its primary collaborators will be honored at the virtual EBC EBEE Awards Celebration on June 10, 2021.


The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or