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Baker-Polito Administration Designates Eight New Priority River and Wetland Restoration Projects 

1/20/2021 Department of Fish and Game

Projects Will Improve Ecosystem Health, Climate Change Resilience

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding for Recreational Fishing Access Projects in Beverly, Danvers, and Wareham 

1/11/2021 Department of Fish and Game

Grants will to improve access to saltwater fishing areas popular with Massachusetts’ recreational fishing community.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Wildlife Habitat Management Grants  

1/08/2021 Department of Fish and Game

Projects will improve habitat for native Massachusetts wildlife.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Land Conservation Partnership Protecting More Than 2,000 Acres in Connecticut River Valley 

12/31/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Critical Wildlife Habitat and Working Forest Permanently Conserved

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants for River and Wetland Restoration, Climate Adaptation 

11/09/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Grants will support two Priority Ecological Restoration Projects in the towns of Falmouth, Mashpee, and North Adams.

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Baker‐Polito Administration Awards Over $800,000 to Municipalities for Improvements to Road-Stream Crossings 

9/14/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Administration Also Announces Release of Report on Improving the Efficiency of Culvert and Small Bridge Replacement Projects

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation 

8/21/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Grants will help remove aging dams, restore historic wetlands, and improve floodplain habitat and storage.

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Online Platform to Enhance Food System Connections 

8/10/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

MassGrown Exchange Will Assist Farmers, Fisheries, and Food Businesses Across the Commonwealth

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Baker-Polito Administration Distributes $28 Million in Federal Relief Funding for Fishing and Seafood Industries 

8/06/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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State and Local Officials Highlight Climate Resilience Efforts in Southeastern Massachusetts 

7/17/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

State officials gather to tour the Assawompset Pond region and discuss a project led by a state, regional and local partnership to reduce future flooding, increase resilience to climate change, and restore habitat for fish and wildlife.

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Commissioner Amidon congratulations members of NEFMC 

7/02/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Commissioner Amidon sends congratulations to newly appointed and reappointed members of the New England Fishery Management Council.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Marketing Grants to Support Massachusetts’ Seafood Industry 

6/23/2020 Department of Fish and Game

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $50,616 in grant funding to three projects to help the Commonwealth’s local seafood industry sell fresh, locally-caught products to Massachusetts consumers through promotion and awareness campaigns.

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State Officials Remind Public to Prioritize Safety While Boating 

6/11/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

State environmental and public safety officials are urging boaters to take important steps to safely and responsibly ride and operate boats this season

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Daniel McKiernan named Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries 

5/21/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Ron Amidon has appointed Daniel J. McKiernan as the next Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries.

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Division of Marine Fisheries Extends Restrictions to Protect Endangered Right Whales 

4/28/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Seasonal Trap Fishing Gear Closure and Vessel Speed Restriction in Cape Cod Bay Extended Due to Presence of Whales

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