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Estuary Section

The Estuary Section extends from Drew Gardens to the mouth of the river.  Most of the historical wetland loss occurred in this section, and industrial development further confined and hardened the banks limiting waterfront access and contaminating the shoreline with manufacturing waste and debris. Although the filled salt marshes can never be recovered, better management of the shoreline can help protect water resources here, and small areas of wetland vegetation and structure can be protected and re-established.

Restoration Projects in the Estuary Section

Three restoration projects are located in Reach 1 which includes Concrete Plant, Lafayette, and Soundview locations shown below.

Reaches in the Estuary Section

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