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Bird Island Restoration Almost Complete

Posted on November 18, 2015

By Matthew Bernat, Sippican VillageSoup

The restoration of an endangered species habitat on Bird Island is expected to begin very soon. According to the project manager from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I feel like we’re making good progress,” Adam Burnett, of the Corps’ New England District said. “We are not behind at all.”

In September, the Quincy-based Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company was awarded a $3.12 million contract to repair a 1,000 foot stone seawall, import and fill 5,000 cubic yards of gravel and plant vegetation to expand the habitat of a federally endangered species.

Burnett said the island, located three miles from town wharf, is one of a handful of nesting habitats for roseate terns.


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