The Resilient Mystic Collaborative has received the Environmental Business Council of New England’s Award for Leadership by a Nonprofit Organization.

The Environmental Business Council of New England presents annual awards to recognize companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding accomplishments in environmental management, energy resources and management, and climate change.

The 20 communities of the Resilient Mystic Collaborative were recognized for their work to mitigate climate change risks in the Mystic River watershed. The collaborative raised more than $2.5 million in 18 months to support stormwater flood management and storm-hardening infrastructure in the region, next-generation coastal flood management, and to support work to address disparities in the impact of climate change.

The Resilient Mystic Collaborative is a partnership among neighboring communities in Greater Boston’s Mystic River Watershed working to protect people and places from climate-intensified risks. Collaborative member communities are Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Watertown, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn.

Oliver Sellers-Garcia, director of Somerville’s Office of Sustainability and Environment, said, “Our climate change analyses and action plan make clear that Somerville’s greatest coastal flooding threats originate outside of Somerville’s boundaries. We need to collaborate with our neighbors in order to protect Somerville. But we also recognize that our economies, infrastructure and well-being are closely tied together as a region. That’s why it’s been so important to form a close partnership with the other municipalities in the Mystic River watershed.”