The Buzzards Bay Coalition invites you to join us for a public meeting on Tuesday, September 15 (Rain date: September 17) at 4:00 pm at The Bogs in Mattapoisett (across from 138 Acushnet Road, Mattapoisett) to learn about a project to restore wetlands and improve trails at this popular Coalition property.
The Coalition acquired the 220-acre property from Decas Cranberry Company following their agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to permanently retire the cranberry bogs and to restore natural wetlands on the property. GZA Engineering has been preparing the design of this ecological restoration project in conjunction with our partners at the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) and USDA-NRCS. Funding for this project is from NRCS, DER, the MA Recreational Trails Program, and Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
Wetland restoration will be primarily focused on the 57 acres of retired cranberry bogs on Acushnet Road. The design reflects partner input, input received from the public meeting held in April 2019 and incorporates trail linkages that will improve public recreation opportunities, water quality, and wildlife habitat at the site. The Coalition is beginning the permitting process this fall. Neighbors and recreational site users are encouraged to come hear about the project.