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Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration and Protection

Learn about MET's commitment to improving and protecting the Commonwealth's aquatic ecosystem.


Leaping Brook Trout and Blackstone Valley Mill plate funds support projects that restore and improve aquatic ecosystems that benefit river habitat and recreational fishing areas, and increase understanding of the aquatic environment and its inhabitants, and the effects of human activities upon them.

Examples of the kinds of eligible project concepts:

  • Addressing factors affecting areas that support nurseries, feeding, migration and spawning for at-risk fish;

  • Advancement of the revival of urban rivers and rural rivers that go through mill towns;

  • Collection, removal, and recycling of harmful debris in rivers and bays;

  • Construction of signage for public paths bordering a waterbody.

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