Great Marsh Restoration Project Moves Forward

The Trustees of Reservations has been awarded Priority Project designation status from the Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Fish and Game, Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) for an innovative salt marsh restoration project in the Great Marsh on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Titled “Saving the Great Marsh: Ditch Remediation, Habitat Preservation and Resiliency Building at the Landscape Scale,” the project seeks to bring together multiple stakeholders to pilot innovative methods for restoring saltmarsh habitat in the face of sea level rise at its Old Town Hill Reservation in Newbury, as well as two additional Trustees sites located in the Great Marsh in Essex and Ipswich.

The goal of the restoration is to fortify over 300 acres that serve as a key environmental buffer, protecting the neighboring communities and precious habitat.

Last summer, The Trustees was awarded a MassBays grant to support the critical first phase of this long term ditch remediation project to restore salt marsh in the Parker River Estuary, targeting 85 acres of salt marsh at Old Town Hill Reservation.

The Great Marsh is the largest salt marsh ecosystem north of New York and spans more than 20,000 acres from Cape Ann to the New Hampshire border.

According to the Trustees, this salt marsh restoration project is initially estimated to take three to five years to complete.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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