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$1M federal grant to help salt marsh restoration project north of Boston

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BOSTON (AP) — A widescale effort to restore hundreds of acres of salt marsh north of Boston has received a $1 million federal grant.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Trustees of Reservations announced this week will fund restoration of an additional 916 acres of the Great Marsh in Ipswich and Essex.

With a total funded scope of 1,274 acres, it represents the largest coastal or ecological restoration project in the 130-year history of the Trustees, and one of the largest restoration projects of its type in Massachusetts, the organization said in a statement.

The project’s goal is to repair what is called “ditching,” an agricultural

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