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Concord River Stocking and Monitoring of River Herring

In 2015, the Merrimack River blueback herring and alewife (river herring) run consisted of over 125,000 fish. This represents the 5th largest run in a 30+ year time series and the largest run in the last 25 years. These gains are likely due to recent stocking efforts and other natural fluctuations in the population. The proposed projects took place from May 2016 – October 2018. The projects in. . . read more!



Great Meadows Marsh Restoration Project

The 38-acre Great Meadows Marsh Restoration Project is entirely within the Great Meadows Marsh Unit (GMMU) of the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Stratford, Connecticut. The restoration focuses on improving coastal resiliency and enhancing habitat for the Saltmarsh Sparrow, as well as state-listed species (state-endangered marsh pink and state species of special concern diamondback te. . . read more!



Delaware Oyster Reef Enhancement and Restoration

To compensate for the injuries to natural resources in the Delaware Estuary as a result of the M/T Athos I oil spill, funding was provided to restore oyster beds in Delaware Bay. Oyster reefs provide many ecological benefits in coastal bays and estuaries. Numerous species of fish and crabs take up residence in the cavities and crevices, and sessile organisms including barnacles and mussels settle . . . read more!


Eagles Nest/Blackbird Reserve Pond and Pasture Enhancement

To compensate for injuries to migratory waterfowl caused by the M/T Athos I oil spill, the Trustees conducted a habitat enhancement project at the Eagles Nest Wildlife Area (formerly known as the Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area until 2015). The Wildlife Area is predominately forested with areas of open agricultural lands. In an effort to maintain habitat heterogeneity and increase wildlife habitat. . . read more!


7th Street Boat Ramp Improvements

To compensate for the loss of recreational opportunities caused by the M/T Athos I oil spill, improvements were made to the 7th Street boat ramp in Wilmington, DE. During this project, the existing two lane ramp that had been closed since 2004 was replaced, and wing walls were installed to protect the new ramp from being undermined by the tides. The parking lot was expanded, repaved, and painted, . . . read more!


Pea Patch Island Phragmites Removal and Shoreline Stabilization

Pea Patch Island is a small, low-lying island located near the entrance of the Delaware River. It emerged as a sandbar in the mid 1700s and had been developed as a coastal defense fortification by the early 1800s. A seawall and dikes were built on the island and the current Fort Delaware was constructed between 1848 and 1860. Ownership of the island was transferred to the State of Delaware when th. . . read more!



Guł Hnch’mchinmsh Native Willow Nursery for Support of Restoration Actions throughout the Restoration Partnership Project Area

The major restoration actions prescribed for streams, wetlands, and lakes in the Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan emphasize the habitat functions and values of native plant communities. Native willows are typically a very important part of these plant communities and the projected need for these plants during restoration is likely to exceed their availability in the local natural environment. . . . read more!



Anderson County Prairie Preserve

This alternative will acquire an approximately 77-acre parcel adjacent to the Anderson County Prairie Preserve and place it under ownership of The Nature Conservancy and management by the Kansas Biological Survey, providing for enhanced native tallgrass prairie natural resource services, including migratory bird habitat nesting, foraging, and resting habitat, and habitat for federally listed Mead'. . . read more!



Woodlands Acquisition, Management, and Recreational Enhancement Project

The Woodlands Acquisition, Management, and Recreational Enhancement Project involves the acquisition of approximately 650 acres in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, along with management and recreational enhancements on the property. The property is located southeast of New Orleans, just south of English Turn and southeast of Algiers. The property encompasses contiguous bottomland hardwood (BLH) fore. . . read more!



Conservation Easement on Ragged Island

To compensate for injuries and interim losses sustained by marine birds, the Julie N Oil Spill Natural Resource Trustees transferred $50,000 in settlement funds to the non-profit Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) towards the purchase of a perpetual conservation easement on the 75-acre Ragged Island that is located in Casco Bay in the Town of Harpswell, Maine. Ragged Island has been identified. . . read more!



Shiawassee NWR Restoration

Following approval of the Consent Decree, Dow will pay $3.25 million to DOI for the USFWS to restore habitat in the Shiawassee NWR as 3 subprojects: Ferguson Bayou, Moist Soil Unit #9, and Cass River Connectivity. The Restoration Plan and the CD's Appendix J describe the overall SNWR Restoration Project as well as the 3 subprojects. The USFWS will use this funding to restore and enhance multip. . . read more!


Eagle Ridge Area Opened in Midland

A ribbon-cutting event was held on July 19, 2022, to celebrate the opening of the Eagle Ridge Nature Preserve which preserves a unique and diverse area for both wildlife and public enrichment. The 140-acre Dow-owned property adjacent to the City of Midland’s Stratford Woods Park is predominately forest and includes highly varied topography including sandy ridges and natural wetlands. Restoration w. . . read more!

New Hampshire


Protection of the Messina Property

The South Municipal Wellfield Superfund Site is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The site includes the New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) manufacturing facility and surrounding upland and wetland habitats. In 1983, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the area a Superfund Site after discovering a plume of contaminated groundwater extending from under the NHBB faci. . . read more!


Tidal Restoration of Brown's River Marsh

Brown's River Marsh is a named portion of the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary, the largest salt marsh complex in New Hampshire. It is bisected by the abandoned Boston and Maine Railroad Embankment, which was built upon the marsh in the 1800s and restricts tidal flow. Seabrook Station, the only nuclear power plant in New Hampshire, manages the salt marsh. Prior to restoration, all tidal flow to the 41-acr. . . read more!


Little River Salt Marsh Restoration

The 156-acre Little River Salt Marsh is located along the border of the Towns of Hampton and North Hampton, New Hampshire. For many years, the only source of tidal influx was a 48-inch round culvert under Ocean Boulevard (NH Route 1A), where Little River flowed into the Gulf of Maine. The inadequate size of the culvert restricted the volume of water entering and leaving the marsh. This allowed Phr. . . read more!


Parsons Creek Salt Marsh Restoration

The Parsons Creek Salt Marsh is a 151-acre marsh complex in Rye, New Hampshire. Several inadequate culverts restricted tidal flow throughout the marsh, decreasing the salinity. This allowed invasive species, including Phragmites and cattails, to colonize large areas of the marsh. Restoration efforts began during the fall and winter of 1997-98 when twin 6 x 12-foot box culverts were installed u. . . read more!

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Removal of the Columbia and Remnant Dams

The Paulins Kill is a 41.6-mile tributary of the Delaware River in northern New Jersey. The downstream-most barriers, the Remnant and Columbia Dams, prevented anadromous fish, including American shad and river herring, from accessing the river for over a century. Located 0.1 miles upstream of the confluence with the Delaware River, construction began on the Remnant Dam in 1901 to provide hydropowe. . . read more!


Removal of the Hughesville Dam

The Musconetcong River is a 45.7 mile tributary of the Delaware River in northern New Jersey. It supports one of New Jersey's most important trout fisheries, and is classified and managed as a Category 1 (C1) trout maintenance stream due to its cold water and suitable habitats that support trout year-round. A 24.2 mile section of the river was also designated as a National Wild and Scenic River by. . . read more!


Lone Pine Landfill Wetland Restoration

On-site remedial activities at the Lone Pine Landfill included the construction of a slurry wall, capping the landfill, and the installation of a groundwater treatment system. As a result, approximately 34 acres of wetlands were either temporarily or permanently altered. To compensate for injuries to natural resources as a result of the release of hazardous materials and subsequent remedial activi. . . read more!


Land Acquisition for Turkey Swamp Wildlife Management Area

On-site remedial activities at the Lone Pine Landfill included the construction of a slurry wall, capping the landfill, and the installation of a groundwater treatment system. As a result, approximately 34 acres of wetlands were either temporarily or permanently disturbed. To compensate for injuries to natural resources, specifically bottomland hardwood wetlands, as a result of the release of haza. . . read more!

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