Housatonic River
Natural Resource Restoration -
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USFWS


Mass EOEA
 

 

 


Woodlot
Alternatives, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2-23-05

Restoration Planning Strategy Finalized for Housatonic River


The Restoration Planning Strategy (RPS) for the Housatonic River watershed in Massachusetts has been finalized by the Massachusetts Natural Resource Trustee SubCouncil (MA SubCouncil). The document provides a framework for the development of a Restoration Plan that will lead to the implementation of natural resource restoration projects within the Housatonic River watershed. Funding for these compensatory restoration projects is through of a settlement with the General Electric Company related to PCB contamination in the Housatonic River. The development and implementation of the RPS is overseen by state and federal natural resource trustees, ex officio delegates, and private consultants.

The RPS is available at public libraries in the towns of Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Sheffield, and Stockbridge. The document, as well as additional project information, is also available online at www.ma-housatonicrestoration.org. The Administrative Record for the project is located at the Lenox Library.

Currently under development is the DRAFT Restoration Project Evaluation Criteria (RPEC) document, which details the process for the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of compensatory restoration projects. The MA SubCouncil will soon release the DRAFT RPEC for public review and comment. A public meeting will be announced when the document is released.

More information about this restoration initiative is available online at
www.ma-housatonicrestoration.org. Additional information can be obtained by emailing Michael Chelminski of Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. at mchelminski@woodlotalt.com, or by calling him at (207) 729-1199.

 

 

 
     

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