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Become a DER Priority Project

The Division of Ecological Restoration selects wetland and river restoration projects through a state-wide, competitive process. We choose high-priority projects that bring significant ecological and community benefits to the Commonwealth.
Applications are not currently being accepted.

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Through the Priority Projects program, DER selects projects that help advance our mission. Selections are based upon consideration of the project’s cost, size, practicality, feasibility, opportunity for public benefits, available DER resources, direct benefits to aquatic resources, and partner support.  

DER's most recent call for applications solicited projects located in Massachusetts that focus on cranberry bog wetland restoration, dam removal and river restoration, coastal wetland restoration projects, or a combination of these topics. 

The Restoration Priority Project Request for Response (RFR) is now closed. Applications are no longer being accepted. 

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DER is not accepting applications at this time.

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Explore Frequently Asked Questions about the Restoration Priority Projects Request for Response (RFR).

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