Division of Ecological Restoration (DER)

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

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251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114


Westfield (413) 572-8837


(617) 626-1505

Who we serve

DER initiates projects that restore our rivers, streams, wetlands, and watersheds. DER partners with nonprofits, towns, individuals, and groups to implement projects. These projects improve habitat for wildlife and provide many benefits to communities. Benefits include reduced flooding, improved water quality, and public safety.

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Recent news & announcements from Division of Ecological Restoration


Restoration Priority Projects Pre-RFR Released 

3/29/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER has released a preview of the upcoming Request for Responses (RFR) seeking applications for our Priority Projects Program.