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News Six DER Priority Projects Awarded Over $2,450,000 in New Grant Funding

5/15/2019
  • Division of Ecological Restoration
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DER was recently awarded funds from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for six ecological restoration Priority Projects. This includes $2 million from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program for two restoration projects – Tidmarsh Farms Phase 3 in Plymouth (the western portion of the past cranberry farm, now Foothills Preserve) and the Cold Brook Restoration in Harwich.

The six projects restore coastal and riverine habitats and help communities build resiliency to climate change. On average, each state dollar invested in a project by DER leverages 7 grant dollars. DER and our project partners work hard to secure grants that maximize and stretch the value of limited local and state restoration dollars. We are grateful to our partners and funders for supporting these important projects.

  • Project: Foothills Preserve (Plymouth)
    Funding: $1,000,000, DOI/USFWS
    National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
  • Project: Cold Brook (Harwich)
    Funding: $1,000,000, DOI/USFWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
  • Project: Coonamesset River Restoration (Falmouth)
    Funding: $360,000, DOI/USFWS, Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act
  • Project: Manhan River Restoration, Lyman Pond Dam Removal (Southampton)
    Funding: $51,000, DOI/USFWS, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act
  • Project: Town River Restoration, High Street Dam Removal (Bridgewater)
    Funding: $25,000, DOI/USFWS, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
  • Project: Eagle Neck Creek Salt Marsh Restoration (Truro)
    Funding: $15,000, DOI/USFWS, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Division of Ecological Restoration 

DER restores and protects rivers, wetlands, and watersheds in Massachusetts for the benefit of people and the environment.
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