MA Announced Wetlands Grants Recipients

The Herring River dike in Wellfleet, MA, is scheduled to be removed as part of a massive river restoration effort.


Massachusetts has awarded more than $798,000 in state grant funds for four ecological restoration projects in the towns of Plymouth, Mattapoisett, Wellfleet, and Truro.

They include:

  • $200,000 for the Foothills Preserve/West Beaver Dam Brook Restoration Project in Plymouth
  • $50,000 for the Mattapoisett Bogs Restoration Project
  • $500,000 for the Herring River Estuary Restoration Project in Wellfleet

“River and wetland restoration projects are an important part of our Administration’s efforts to protect residents, businesses and natural resources from the impacts of climate change,” said Governor Charlie Baker.

“Our administration is proud to collaborate with our federal and local partners on these projects that support local jobs, improve public safety, and increase access to outdoor recreation opportunities.”

The river and wetland restoration grants are administered by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration.