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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to 25 Ecological Restoration Projects and Partnerships 

12/20/2021 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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DER is Hiring! 

11/30/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

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

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Kent’s Island Salt Marsh: Post-Restoration  

10/19/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

Post-restoration monitoring shows restoration of tidal flow to the salt marsh at the Kent's Island restoration site.

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Dam Removal Preliminary Design Services Request for Responses 

10/19/2021 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER is seeking applications from Massachusetts municipalities for dam removal preliminary design studies.

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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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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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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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