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South River Restoration Project Advances (Duxbury and Marshfield) 

7/31/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

This spring, important advancements were made at two sites.

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DER Awards Funding to Three Priority Projects  

7/30/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

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Coonamesett River Restoration (Falmouth) 

7/25/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

Phase 1 is complete and included restoration of 11-acres of former cranberry bog.

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High Street Dam Removal Feasibility Study (Bridgewater) 

7/23/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER & partners completed an engineering feasibility study to investigate the removal of the High Street Dam.

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DER Announces Year Four of the UMass Dam Removal Practicum 

7/19/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

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Dam Removal Underway at Upper Roberts Brook (Northampton) 

7/17/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

Dam removal restores access for local trout population to approximately 4 miles of clean, coldwater habitat.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding for River and Wetland Restoration Projects 

7/09/2018 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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RFR Released: Priority Projects 

5/24/2018 Division of Ecological Restoration

DER is seeking applications for aquatic habitat restoration and revitalization Priority Projects.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants for River Restoration and Climate Preparedness  

5/01/2018 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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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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