Eelgrass protects coastlines from storm damage, stabilizes sediments, improves water quality, and provides food and habitat to commercial and endangered species. Eelgrass disappeared from Great Marsh in the 1950s. Over the last three years the Partnership successfully introduced 1.5 acres of eelgrass into Essex Bay using community volunteers. The Partnership will continue to expand eelgrass restoration and outreach efforts throughout the Great Marsh.

EELGRASS RESTORATION

Great Marsh Projects

A Restoration Project
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Eelgrass Restoration
Beach Dune Restoration
Green Crab Management
Invasive Plant Management
Marsh Bank Erosion
Marsh Drainage Restoration
Living Shorelines
Marine Debris
Education and Outreach

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