Great Marsh partnership launches website

A partnership of scientists and researchers who have worked on ongoing resiliency and adaptation projects on the Great Marsh, a 25,000-acre section of contiguous marshland that runs from Gloucester into Salisbury, has launched a website,

Funding from the $2.9 million Hurricane Sandy Grant expires at the end of 2017, and the partnership is seeking more public outreach and additional funds for ongoing work.

“We are finding it more and more difficult to obtain funding through government sources in this time of federal uncertainty, so we put this website together to gauge interest in the Great Marsh from foundations, corporations, and concerned individuals,” said Peter Phippen, a member of the partnership who works with both the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program and Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.


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