After a meeting of state maritime and seaport officials in Marshfield on Monday, local elected officials are optimistic that they may see long-term planning help and short-term assistance as they try to make coastal infrastructure improvements.
News that funding for dredging projects done by the Army Corps of Engineers has been slashed has local leaders voicing their concerns and lodging their requests for help from the federal government to fix crumbling sea walls, failing jetties and a narrowing channel to Marshfield’s Green Harbor.
Marshfield Selectmen Patricia Reilly also attended the meeting and said while money seems to be an issue, good planning is cost-effective.
Monday’s meeting was attended by staff from State Senator Bob Hedlund’s office, as well as staff from the offices of Congressman Bill Keating, Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry, as well as members of the Seaport Advisory Council and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
WATD’s Steven Dodrill has the story…