NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
National Coastal Resilience Fund
Project Title: Restoration and Reconnection of the Monatiquot River (MA)
Town of Braintree
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Remove two obsolete and aging dams which block aquatic organism passage on the Monatiquot River in Braintree, Massachusetts. Project will reconnect 36 upstream miles of unimpeded access for river herring, American eel, and sea lamprey and improve access to 180 acres of river herring spawning and rearing habitat which will strengthen community resilience by reducing flooding risk, protecting nearby infrastructure, and providing protection from storm flows.

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The project is in the Town of Braintree, County of Norfolk, and State of Massachusetts. The project is on the Monatiquot River, the primary tributary to the Weymouth/Fore River, which discharges to Massachusetts Bay.