Using Restored Tidal Flow to Combat Migratory Fish Decline and Increase Climate Resilience

Recipient: Maine Department of Marine Resources

Project Type: Habitat Restoration

Recommended Funding Amount: $4,490,000

Congressional District(s): ME-01 and ME-02

Summary: These funds will be used to replace aging, undersized pipe culverts that restrict tidal flow with habitat-supportive spans designed in two Maine towns, using best practices and incorporating climate resilient features. Replacement of culverts at the Buttermilk Brook crossing in Brunswick and Corbett Brook crossing in Perry will improve salt marsh connectivity and resilience, providing critical habitat for commercially and culturally important fish species for the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.