On November 6, 2012, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan announced $122,000 in federal grants to help 5 South Coast communities protect and restore Buzzards Bay.

The grants include:


  • $35,000 to acquire and permanently protect 19.5 acres of wetlands and forest in 2 parcels of land in the Mattapoisett River Valley aquifer.


  • $20,000 to develop engineering designs to treat stormwater discharge at Drift Road.


  • $20,000 to develop engineering designs to treat stormwater discharge in the downtown Wareham Village area.
  • $3,000 for a real estate appraisal on a 28.4-acre property along the shores of the Weweantic River for a land protection project.


  • $17,000 to help the town complete a comprehensive feasibility study as part of an effort to restore permanent tidal flushing to a salt pond at the corner of Gulf Road and Smith Neck Road.


  • $27,000 to the Town of Carver for a study on nutrient loss from cranberry bogs to groundwater in the Weweantic and Wareham River watersheds.

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