The Federal Government has allocated $1.5 million towards wetland restoration design in two areas along Route 1, south of Fisher St. and north of River St., for the Ten Mile River. Additionally, the Town has received a second Federal Congressional earmark for $1.5 million that is currently being considered for a riverbed restoration project from Chestnut St. to Route 1, including two culvert crossings within Route 1, pending approval by FEMA.
It's important to note that these funds are federal appropriations and are not local tax dollars. The Town Manager and the Town Council continue to prioritize the Ten Mile River project and seek funding from both the Commonwealth and the Federal Government to help with this problem at every opportunity.
The Town remains committed to the restoration of the Ten Mile River, and the allocation of the federal funds towards the project is a positive development. It will be important to ensure the funds are used effectively and efficiently to achieve the desired outcomes.