Trustees assess injuries to natural resources resulting from spills and releases of oil and hazardous materials and substances, bring claims against responsible parties for monetary damages to compensate the public for these injuries, and plan and implement projects to restore, replace or acquire the equivalent of natural resources and the services that they provide to the environment and the public. Restoration projects must relate or have a nexus to natural resources and/or natural resource services that were injured by the spills or releases associated with the settlements. MassDEP and other Natural Resource Trustees identify restoration projects through solicitations for restoration ideas and proposals through formal restoration planning processes as well as grant announcements.
The deadline for submitting proposals under Natural Resource Damages Assessment and Restoration Program Grant Announcement and Application Upper Mystic River Restoration Agency (Doc. No. BWSC– NRD-2015-02 COMMBUYS Bid#: BD-15-1045-BWSC0-BWSC1-00000005835 has been extended from Friday, December 11, 2015 to Friday, January 8, 2016.BWSC-2015-NRD-03 Housatonic River NRD Fund Second Subround of Round 3 Restoration Projects Proposals for Land Acquisition to Conserve Habitat file size 1MB
Announcement and application materials for second subround of Round 3 Restoration Project Proposals for habitat-conservation land-acquisition projects under the Housatonic River Natural Resource Damages Fund. October 2015.
Table of NRD awards in 2014.
BWSC-NRD-2014-01 Lower Mystic River Watershed Restoration
BWSC-NRD-2016-01 - North River Restoration
BWSC-NRD-2016-02 Mill River/Taunton Watershed Restoration
The available funds for restoration projects under this Grant Announcement has been increased to $236,447.