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Roseate terns nest in shelters on Bird Island in Buzzards Bay.
Roseate terns nest in shelters on Bird Island in Buzzards Bay.
Credit: Susi von Oettingen/USFWS


Federal funds will continue restoring Massachusetts harbor


About $6.5 million from a natural resource damage settlement will fund six projects in New Bedford, Mass. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and other trustees recently announced the selection of projects that include creating a public river walk, protecting Acushnet land, monitoring roseate and common terns in Buzzards Bay, and restorating Palmer’s Island, the former Acushnet sawmill property and the Round Hill salt marsh in Dartmouth. The funds represent the last installment from the $20-million settlement reached in 1991 for the discharge of wastes into the harbor from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Read this news article to learn more.





Published on: Tuesday, July 05,2011


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