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Small Dams Have Large Impacts on Water Quality 

5/06/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

Check out DER's new webpage, linked below, to discover how small dams might impact water quality

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Restoration Priority Projects RFR Released 

4/20/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

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

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DER's 2020 Annual Report 

4/02/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

The Division of Ecological Restoration's 2020 Annual Report is now available.

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DER is Hiring! 

3/23/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) is excited to announce a new position!

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants for River and Wetland Restoration Projects 

3/09/2021 Department of Fish and Game

Projects will restore healthy habitat while helping to prevent storm damage, address aging infrastructure, and increase opportunities for outdoor recreation

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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 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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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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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million in Federal Funds for Ecological Restoration of Former Cranberry Bogs 

4/23/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Commonwealth has been awarded $10 million in federal funds to support ecological restoration on former cranberry bogs in southeastern Massachusetts.

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DER's 2019 Annual Report 

4/01/2020 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER's 2019 Annual Report, 10 Years of Investing in Nature and Community, is now available.

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DER’s 10th Anniversary: Helping Municipalities Replace Outdated and Undersized Culverts 

12/19/2019 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER estimates that more than half of the 25,000 culverts and small bridges in Massachusetts restrict streamflow, create barriers to fish, and pose a risk to the public

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Healthy Lawn, Happy Summer – A Water Conservation Toolkit 

12/18/2019 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER and MassDEP release the Healthy Lawn, Happy Summer toolkit to help water suppliers implement the water conservation campaigns

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Improving Fish Passage and Enhancing a Local Park (Marshfield) 

12/16/2019 Division of Ecological Restoration

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