- Division of Ecological Restoration
DER selects wetland, river and flow restoration projects through a state-wide, competitive process. We choose high-priority projects that bring significant ecological and community benefits to the Commonwealth. Projects range from removing dams and tidal restrictions to restoring abandoned cranberry bogs and more natural streamflow regimes. You can explore our Project Map to see current and completed projects.
In late May, we will issue a Request for Responses (RFR) seeking applications for aquatic habitat restoration and revitalization Priority Projects. Currently the Pre-RFR is available for review. If you have a project that you are considering proposing for Priority Project status, review the pre-RFR. No submission is required now but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss potential applications with DER staff during the pre-RFR period, which ends May 23, 2018 at 5PM. Once the RFR has been issued, DER staff are not allowed to discuss the program or any questions beyond technicalities (e.g. downloading the application form). Please contact Nick Wildman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-626-1527) to discuss potential applications.