SALT WATER
MARSH
RESTORATION
PROJECT
HOUGH'S NECK
QUINCY, MA
Contact:
PJ FOLEY
KEEPING YOU INFORMED OF OUR ON-GOING WORK
April 2008

Marsh Madness has been very busy.

We have won grants for the Parkhurst Street Marsh flood control and wetland restoration project.
Work on Post Island marsh continues, and we will adjust the tide gate to the Summer elevation in
April.
Traveling in and out of Hough’s Neck has become a lot more interesting if you keep an eye on the
amount of wildlife in that area. Great Blue Heron, Snowy White Egrets, and Glossy Ibis are all over
the marsh. Many of these birds have not been seen here for generations.

Summer 2008 will mark the beginning of the $3.5 Million dollar Broad Meadows restoration
project. The creation of this 100 acre passive waterfront park will benefit every section of Quincy.
For example, Marsh Madness has already increased the amount of habitat along our coastline.
Now Broad Meadows will provide habitat for the offspring of all these birds and fish, keeping our
mosquito and rodent problem in check, while supporting our commercial fish stocks.

Another example of our success is the reintroduction of the North American Osprey, or “Sea
Eagle”, not seen here for almost 100 years. Boy Scout Troop 6 is currently working on installing
many more Osprey towers in Quincy.

We are good at this! You are part of the best wetland restoration project on the East Coast.
Working with Congressman Delahunt, Senator Morrissey, Representative Tobin and Mayor Koch,
we get the job done at no cost to the local taxpayer.

Click on the Map of Hough’s Neck to see your neighborhood
Click on the links page to get the latest news from the Congressman’s office or watch the flow of
water in Town Brook.
Feel free to call or e-mail me anytime.
Hope all is well,

PJ Foley