North River Public Forum

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:00pm

Salem and Peabody are collaborating with government and non-profit partners to improve climate resilience within the North River Corridor and build out the region's network of multiuse paths and greenways. The Cities will host an online forum to kick off this initiative on Tuesday, January 25 at 6:00 P.M.

To optionally RSVP for the forum and sign up for project updates, go here:

To learn more and access Zoom login information for project meetings, go to the project webpage:

The Cities recently collaborated with the Solomon Foundation to select a preferred alignment for a multiuse path through this corridor to connect Peabody and Salem's expanding networks. With funding from the Commonwealth's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, the two Cities are jointly undertaking a study to evaluate potential solutions to increasing flooding and erosion within the segment of the North River between Grove Street and Howley Street. These climate adaptation efforts will help protect infrastructure in the corridor, including an active freight rail corridor and Peabody’s main sewer line to the South Essex Sewerage District’s treatment plant, as well as the future public pathway.

This project will include multiple opportunities for the public to learn more about the impact of climate change in the region and to provide input on climate adaptation strategies. During the kickoff forum, the Cities, their engineering consultant, and Salem Sound Coastwatch will share the latest climate projections for this area, the other resiliency related projects happening along the North River, and the proposed strategy for a more accessible, resilient river and pathway connection. All are welcome to attend and participate.