Four projects that Representative Bill Keating advanced with the Army Corps of Engineers have been funded in the Army Corps’ New England District work plan for 2016.
“From severe weather patterns to rising sea levels, our district – with the most coastline in the state – is at greatest risk and vulnerability to these impacts as well as natural erosion,” said Congressman Keating.
“From maintenance dredging to emergency work, the Army Corps is a critical partner in addressing the associated risks and plays an important role in preserving our navigational channels for both commerce and recreation.”
Representative Keating also acknowledged the advocacy of local and state officials, including State Reps. Sarah Peake, Jim Cantwell, and Josh Cutler, who have made a strong case for federal support of these vital projects, worth over $2.3 million.
The proposed projects are:
- Marshfield– $1 million to repair the east jetty at Green Harbor that was damaged during Winter Storm Juno;
- Duxbury – $200K to finalize the dredging of Duxbury Harbor, which was recently completed;
- Plymouth – $600K to repair coastal protective infrastructure at Long Beach;
- Chatham – $540K for the dredging of Chatham Stage Harbor.