The Massachusetts Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership Offers Opportunities for Stewardship

The Massachusetts Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership is offering a variety of opportunities for environmental stewardship.  CWRP recently updated its list of services needed on environmental restoration projects throughout the state (see CWRP Newsletter).  Companies can participate at any level, and in so doing help leverage state and federal grant funds to complete the projects. For example, Normandeau Associates contributed funds that were doubled by the state’s Partnership Matching Funds program to reduce invasive stands of purple loosestrife in freshwater wetlands. Charter Environmental performed excavation work to restore tidal flow in a Chelsea salt marsh.

“The private sector has made a tremendous difference by donating services that count as match for federal grant money for restoration”, according to Bill Hubbard, Chief, Evaluation Branch at the US Army Corps of Engineers.   Among the types of projects where services are invited include dam removal, culvert replacements, stream re-vitalization, and restoration monitoring.  Horsley Witten Group helped with permitting on the Eel River restoration in Plymouth.  (Rich Claytor, HWG Vice President, observes that “our firm benefits from the visibility afforded by these projects, not to mention the advantage of gaining experience on restoration projects.” To learn more, contact CWRP Manager Susan Redlich ([email protected]).

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