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Community Based Social Marketing to Reduce Outdoor Water Use 

4/24/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

During the summer of 2017, DER piloted two water conservation strategies, targeted at reducing residential summer outdoor water use.

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DER and Partners Celebrate Barstowe’s Pond Dam Removal (Taunton) 

4/24/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

Following an 8-year effort by DER and partners, the Barstowe's Pond Dam was successfully removed.

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River Herring Return to the Mill River in Taunton 

4/24/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

The first river herring to swim the Mill River in over 200 years.

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George’s Pond Tidal Restoration Project in Development (Dartmouth) 

4/24/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

Currently there is a 90% reduction in the tidal range within Georges Pond, resulting in a loss of intertidal habitat and reduced water quality.

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Manhan River Restoration Project Attracts Federal Support (Southampton) 

4/23/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

Removal of this dam will reconnect 27 miles of mainstem and tributary streams in the upper part of the Manhan.

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Learning from the Eel River Headwaters Project 

4/23/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER is taking steps to encourage learning and improve our practice of freshwater wetland restoration.

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Coonamessett River Restoration (Falmouth) 

4/23/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

Restoration work includes the removal of a small dam, replacing an undersized culvert & restoring a former Cranberry bog to natural wetland and riverine habitat.

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Hoosic River Restoration Project TEDx Event 

4/23/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

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Record Response to DER’s Culvert Replacement Grant Program 

4/20/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER received applications from 67 communities in response to our Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program RFR.

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Priority Projects Pre-RFR 

4/18/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER has issued a Pre-Request for Responses (RFR) seeking applications for aquatic habitat restoration and revitalization Priority Projects.

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Monitoring Streamflow to understand stream health  

4/17/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

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RFR Released: Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program  

3/12/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER is seeking proposals from Massachusetts municipalities for culvert replacements in areas of high ecological value.

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DER is looking for an intern 

3/09/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

The intern will assist DER with a variety of office and field-based tasks that complements the Division’s mission to restore and protect rivers, wetlands, and watersheds.

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Restore Rivers, Increase Climate Readiness 

2/16/2018 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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