DER\u0027s 2017 Annual Impact Report, Partnerships, is now available. Since its inception eight years ago, the Division of Ecological Restoration has completed over 80 projects across Massachusetts, and one common thread ties them all together: we did none of them alone. Partnerships drive the Division\u2019s work. The Division partners with landowners, municipalities, watershed groups, state and federal agencies, and many others to plan and implement projects that restore rivers and wetlands. All of this work requires the efforts of many dedicated people who contribute their vision, knowledge, energy, and resources to get projects done. By working together in strategic ways to advance shared goals, we make the best use of partner talents and resources to restore and protect our communities and natural environment.\n\nSo in this, our 2017 annual report, we salute all of our partners and the spirit of collaboration that brings restoration to life.