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Board approves shoreline improvements

Several applications were reviewed by the Gloucester Wetlands Board during its Nov. 12 meeting, all of which were unanimously approved.

The first came from Brad and Katherine Bennett of Cuba Road. They were given authorization to put oyster bags in two separate sections along the eroding marsh toe, for a total of 130 feet. In addition, 150 feet of new marsh grass will be planted to mitigate any marsh grass covered by bags. No clearing or grading is required for this project.

The Stephen and Karen Barrs Revocable Trust was given permission to remove two sections of deteriorated bulkhead, grade the bank landward and construct a 626-foot rip rap revetment. The project will also place rip rap alongside 29 deteriorated timber groins and construct five new 32-foot rip rap groins. In addition, 900 cubic yards of sand nourishment will be placed between the two groins. The project is located on Little England Road.

Sharon and William Brown of Ray Brown Jr. Lane were given authorizatio...

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