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Green Harbor River in Marshfield coming back to life

With renewed salt-water cleansing, waterway is coming back to life

Laurie Bianchi remembers the Green Harbor River in Marshfield as it was in the 1960s. The water was usually clear and enticing on a hot summer day, and she would swim and fish to her heart’s content.

That was during the river’s last decade of relative health, before more-restrictive tide gates were installed at the place where the river meets the harbor.

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