Great Marsh Resiliency Projects

$2,025 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 26 months
Great Marsh Partnership  ESSEX, MA
OUR MISSION: To Preserve, Protect, Restore, and Enhance the Great Marsh.

The Great Marsh is the largest contiguous salt marsh in New England with over 25,000 acres and extends from the New Hampshire border to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.  A healthy, resilient Great Marsh provides a number of economic and ecologic services, including natural abundant habitat for wildlife species, and protection for our vulnerable local community assets and infrastructure. 

Since 2014, the Great Marsh Partnership has been using a holistic approach to building and enhancing the resilience of the coastal habitats of the Great Marsh Estuary from marsh edge to subtidal mudflats through implementation of several integrated restoration and management actions.  These projects include: improving drainage of inundated marsh pools and restoring native vegetation (runnels), remediating legacy agricultural berms and ditches, removing invasive species (Phragmites and pepperweed), planting eelgrass to reduce erosion and improve channel stabilization, monitoring and management of invasive green crabs, and the removal of marine debris . Together, these and other restoration efforts are strengthening the systems natural resilience to climate change and sea level rise, while protecting critical community infrastructure and associated coastal habitats.
All of our restoration efforts rely on volunteers from the community, local schools and groups. We are asking for your help to enable us to keep engaging citizens in our activities and restoring, monitoring, and promoting this amazing ecosystem. Every donation you give will go directly back into our work, making it possible for us to run and maintain our work boats, helping to organize and support volunteers as they travel to our sites, as well as maintaining equipment and buying supplies.

Thank you for your support, thank you for your concern, and thank you for helping us to make a difference in the health of our local marine ecosystems.


The Great Marsh Partnership 

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$2,025 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 26 months
Created November 11, 2016
Great Marsh Partnership
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