I talk a lot about the underutilized model of public-private-partnerships (P3s) to deliver public policy goals better than either public or private sector players can do by themselves. I often talk about it at a large scale - big projects with big price tags. But, this story shows how powerful the model can be dealing with very local problems - like seeding riverbeds with shellfish to keep their ecosystems in balance. 

This story outlines a great partnership of public and private sector players, including use of GoFundMe to raise $10,000, for this very local, but very important, issue in Connecticut. The P3 model is a flexible idea and obviously scalable from very large and national to much smaller and very local issues. We need to be talking about it much more than we are in dealing with chronic underfunding of government programs and projects.