Friday, September 6, 2019

Merrimack River Beach Alliance: Working Together

Today's meeting of the MRBA at PITA Hall in Newbury was very well attended and that was important given the significance of the agenda topics.

We had extensive input from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on - Federal Dredge Project Updates, Ongoing or Proposed Actions Chart, Maps of Beach Placements and Disposal Sites, There was also a recap of the Woods Hole Group Dredge Study, and discussions on the Parking Lot at Plum Island Point, Reservation Terrace Fall Nourishment, and a Beach Sand Harvesting Update.

Senator Diana DiZoglio Representative Lenny Mirra, Representative James Kelcourse and a representative of Congressman Moulton's office gave legislative updates on a host of matters including Combined Sewerage Overflow bills.

Attendees and Agencies Represented Also Included: Newburyport, Massachusetts Mayor Donna Holaday, Newburyport City Councilors, Newbury Selectmen, Federal Agencies including the United States Coast Guard, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Fish and Wildlife Services.

Also participating were state sponsored entities including the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Coastal Zone Management, and GZA GeoEnvironmental.

Local Agencies Participating: Newburyport Conservation Commission, Non-Government Organizations, Citizens and Local News Outlets.