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.
MassDEP, as the administrator of the NRD Program, is seeking grant applications for restoration projects in the Mystic River Watershed that will restore, replace, and/or acquire the equivalent of natural resources or natural resource services relating to resources and resource services that were injured by release(s) of fuel oil from or at the Global/Irving Terminals and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BWSC-NRD-2014-01 GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program - Lower Mystic River Watershed Restoration
GRANT-BWSC-NRD-2014-04 - UPDATE July 15, 2014 – The Applicant’s Conference for the Upper Sudbury River Stream and Wetland Restoration Grant Announcement and Application will be held at 7:00pm on August 5, 2014.
Location: Memorial Building, Blumer Community Room, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA