Marion receives $47,897 state grant

Mar 18, 2024

MARION — Marion is one of four Massachusetts towns to receive state funding aiming to protect habitats in Buzzards Bay waters.

According to a press release from the Massachusetts office of Coastal Zone Management, the grants were awarded by the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program.

Marion received $47,897, which will be used to complete feasibility and conceptual designs to replace two undersized culverts on Delano Road, according to the press release.

“The culverts restrict water flow between the expansive wooded wetlands of the Great Swamp and adjacent coastal habitats of Buzzards Bay,” read the press release.

“We were pleased to see several culvert replacement projects funded in this grant round,” said Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program Executive Director Joe Costa. “Culvert replacements not only address flooding and coastal resilience issues, but they can enhance fish and wildlife migration and improve connections between wetland habitats.”