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Winthrop Receives $950,880 Grant For Walkway Around Belle Isle Marsh

Thursday, November 26, 2015

By Winthrop Transcript Staff

Winthrop’s Seaport Economic Council has received a grant of $950,880 for the construction a pier-supported wooden walkway and marine ecology park that borders Belle Isle Marsh. The marsh is currently used by only a small group of area activists and volunteers. Winthrop will use the new pier to allow locals, tourists, and educational groups to access the marsh, which is one of only four Great Salt Marshes in Massachusetts.
The Baker-Polito Administration’s Seaport Economic Council announced grant awards to Chatham, Gosnold, Marshfield, New Bedford, Quincy, Salem, Saugus, Salisbury, Winthrop, and the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative.

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