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Feature Stories

District hosts Broad Meadows presentation for public

USACE, New England District
Published Sept. 14, 2015
Larry Oliver describes the restoration project at Broad Meadows during a presentation on August 24, 2015.

Larry Oliver describes the restoration project at Broad Meadows during a presentation on August 24, 2015.

The public gathers at the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh to hear Larry Oliver's presentation on the project on August 24, 2015  at the Quincy, Massachusetts project.

The public gathers at the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh to hear Larry Oliver's presentation on the project on August 24, 2015 at the Quincy, Massachusetts project.

Larry Oliver discusses the different plant life found at the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh on August 24, 2015 in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Larry Oliver discusses the different plant life found at the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh on August 24, 2015 in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Larry Oliver answers questions about the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh Restoration project during his August 24, 2015 presentation in Quincy, Massachusetts

Larry Oliver answers questions about the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh Restoration project during his August 24, 2015 presentation in Quincy, Massachusetts

At the request of the Quincy, Massachusetts Park and Recreation Department, Larry Oliver, Chief, Evaluation Branch, Engineering/Planning, hosted a site tour and presentation about the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh Restoration Project and Salt Marsh Restoration, Aug. 24.  The presentation was part of the city’s monthly Environmental Treasures Program.

Over 60 people attended the hour and a half presentation, held at the project site in Quincy.  Oliver talked as he and his audience walked the project site, stopping to point out plants and animals and to answer questions.  Topics that Oliver discussed on the tour included the importance of salt marshes, salt marsh ecology and restoration techniques, the dredging history of the Town River project, and the restoration project itself.

During 1938 to 1956, dredged material from the Town River Federal Navigation Project was placed in 106 acres of the salt marsh, degrading it to a non-tidal habitat.  According to Oliver, the construction contract to begin rehabilitation was awarded on Nov. 24, 2009.  The connection to tidal water was completed in Dec. 2011.

“The $6.2 million project involved the excavation, transport and distribution of approximately 390,000 cubic yards of former dredged materials,” said Oliver.  “The project restored approximately 31 acres of salt marsh including salt ponds and tidal channels, four acres of wet meadow grasses and 23 acres of coastal grasslands.”

The project also included public gravel pathways that allow the public to walk through and enjoy the salt marsh. 

The city of Quincy cost shared 25-percent of the project, with the federal government picking up the remaining 75-percent.


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