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Earlier this year (2017) the Town Manager and Planning Division of the Ipswich Department of Planning and Community Development, with support from the Ipswich River Watershed Association and the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, prepared a grant application to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust for funding components of the dam removal feasibility study.
During September of 2017 the Massachusetts Environmental Trust awarded the Town a financial boost toward this project with a $25,000 grant. This funding will enable the Town to further the Dam Removal Feasibility Study. Specifically, the funding will go towards conceptual designs and renderings and cost estimates of the dam-out scenario, which will aid the Town in its consideration of removing the dam.
Supporting the environmental programs funded by the Trust is easy: choose one of three environmental plates, the Right Whale & Roseate Terns, the Leaping Brook Trout or the Blackstone Valley Mill when you purchase or lease a new car or renew your registration with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Visit your local Registry of Motor Vehicles to order a plate online at www.massrmv.com or www.whaleplate.org. You can also visit the Trust program at www.mass.gov/eea/met to learn more about the Trust, the programs is supports, and the specialty license plate offerings.
For more information about the project please visit: http://www.ipswichma.gov/721/Current-Projects
Please contact Ethan Parsons in the Planning and Community Development Department for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978 356 6607 x2