Grant: $1,362,600 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Jun. 1, 2009
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Award Description: Project Title: Recovery Act - Restoring degraded saltmarsh and restricted migratory fish passageway by replacing an undersized culvert under State Route 6A at Stony Brook, in Brewster, Massachusetts. Description: The project will restore 20 acres of salt marsh and restore restricted anadromous fish passage to 386 acres of spawning habitat by restoring tidal flow through replacement of an undersized failing culvert with twin 9-foot box culverts, replacement of the existing failing headwall and wingwalls, and improvement of an existing trail across the marsh to enhance tidal flow. Major deliverables include completion and submission of permit applications, preparation of construction specifications, utility re-routing, construction of culvert and trail improvements, pre- and post-restoration monitoring, rare species protection and management, and outreach.
Project Description: The Project Team completed the design plans by July 15, 2009. The first required permit (Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Environmental Certificate) was issued in August. The project consultant completed a property line survey needed for construction plans in September. Revisions to design plans for the culvert and walkway were completed in late September. Permit applications are over 50% complete (e.g., the Brewster Notice of Intent (NOI) application is 100% complete, the Section 401 Water Quality Certificate is 50% complete, the Section 404 Army Corps permit application is 50% complete, and the Massachusetts Chapter 91 Waterways License is 50% complete). Rare species monitoring and coordination with the state Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program has been initiated and draft management and monitoring plans for rare species have been developed. Monitoring of water quality, flow and photomonitoring has been initiated and will be ongoing.
Jobs Summary: The total number of hours worked during this quarter was 333.25 hours. The jobs created/retained during this quarter and their NAICS codes include jobs in the following areas: environmental consulting services for finalizing permit applications (541620) = 272.25 hours (82% of total FTE), engineering services for preparing final plans and surveying (541330) = 35.5 hours (11% of total FTE), and environmental/conservation/wildlife non-profit organization services for monitoring (813312) = 25 hours (8% of total FTE). All of these jobs were sub-recipients (i.e., awards made to subcontractors by the grant recipient which was the Town of Brewster). Using 520 as the estimate of total possible work hours in a full quarter, the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) is 333.25 hours divided by 520 = 0.64 FTEs. Using 264 as the estimate of total possible work hours between the time the sub-recipients contracts were authorized on 8-17-09 and 9-30-09, the FTE = 1.26. The Town of Brewster (the grant recipient) and its partners (Division of Ecological Restoration in the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game and the Association to Preserve Cape Cod) expended significant effort in project management activities but these hours are being provided as leveraging and will not be charged to the grant. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|Cle Engineering Inc||$183,515||MARION||MA|
|Association For The Preservation of Cape Cod Inc||$1,188||BARNSTABLE||MA|