Plymouth Awarded Grants For Dam and Seawall Projects

PLYMOUTH – The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced over $10.2 million in grants to assist communities in addressing deteriorating dams and coastal infrastructure.

The awards, funded by the governor’s annual capital budget, include engineering or construction phase support for seven dam repair projects, five dam removals, and three coastal protection reconstruction projects.

The goal is to protect public safety, preserve natural resources, and ensure vital infrastructure is resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides announced the grants at an event at Foxborough Town Hall.

“the two-day storm the Commonwealth experienced this week is a reminder of the necessity of ensuring critical infrastructure like dams and seawalls are prepared for increasingly severe storms and other weather,” said Governor Baker.

“Our administration is proud to support municipalities throughout Massachusetts with these grants, and looks forward to working with the Legislature to pass our legislation that would provide a stable revenue source to fund climate-smart infrastructure projects and nature based solutions.”

“Through the Dam and Seawall Program, our administration is proud to partner with municipalities to protect vulnerable residents, infrastructure, and natural resources,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

“By leveraging local funding, these grants ensure municipalities are able to complete necessary infrastructure work and safeguard their communities from extreme weather.”

Of the grants awarded, the town of Plymouth received two: a $3 million dollar grant for the Warren Cove Seawall Repair Construction, and $37,500 for the Jenney Pond Dam Repair Design & Permit.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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