Plymouth, Duxbury Receive Anti-Pollution Grants
February 29, 2012
Plymouth Daily News: Money for fighting coastal pollution is headed Plymouth’s and Duxbury’s way thanks to grants from the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
Plymouth got $97,383 to tackle erosion problems at Great Herring Pond. According to a press release, high levels of sediment are being carried into the pond via runoff from a nearby neighborhood. The pond flows directly to the Cape Cod Canal and provides important habitat for two species of herring—blueback and alewife—that are listed as a federal species of concern. The town of Plymouth will kick in a matching grant of $97,383.
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