A 3-foot diameter culvert connects Stewart’s Creek to salt water in Hyannis Harbor. The Stewart’s Creek Estuary Restoration Project will restore approximately 14 acres of salt marsh and estuarine habitat in lower Stewart’s Creek. The restoration project will restore benthic productivity to the Stewart’s Creek salt pond and restore high quality salt marsh to an estuarine area that is increasingly dominated by brackish water marsh species (e.g., common reed, Phragmites australis).
Only a 3-foot diameter culvert connected Stewart’s Creek to salt water in Hyannis Harbor prior to the restoration project. The undersized culvert restricted tidal flushing and reduced the quality of estuarine resources on the upstream side. The Stewart’s Creek Estuary Restoration Project is restoring approximately 14 acres of salt marsh and estuarine habitat in lower Stewart’s Creek.

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    The Pawcatuck River Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

       This proposed plan is presented  to facilitate public involvement in the review and commenting on the remedy selection process for the Nantucket Memorial Airport (NMA) Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS.) 
        The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a No Action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Munitions Response Site-1, Project Number D01MA049901 at NMA located on Nantucket Island, MA.  The proposal was prepared using the Guide to Preparing Superfund Proposed Plans, Records of Decision, and Other Remedy Selection Decision Documents (USEPA, 1999).
        The final decision for NMA Site-1 site will be made after reviewing and considering all information submitted during the public comment period. The proposed decision may be modified based on new information or public comments. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the proposed plan.
        The FUDS program addresses the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues resulting from past munitions use at former defense sites under the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Munitions Response Program, established by the U.S. Congress under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program.  
        FUDS only applies to properties that transferred from DoD before October 17, 1986 and the first priority of USACE is the protection of human health, safety, and the environment. 
        The Army is the executive agent for the FUDS Program, and USACE is the lead agency for investigation/reporting and remedial decision-making at this munitions site with regulatory support provided by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

    Updated: 05 December 2016