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Memorandum of Understanding: Restoration of Coastal Habitats, September 27th, 2000

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation agree to provide general coordination functions including the maintenance and updating of the habitat restoration Geographic Information System (GIS) for the purpose of tracking habitat restoration progress, convening meetings with the partners, and assisting all of the partners in identifying and securing funding for projects.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will take lead or co-lead responsibility for the restoration of specific coastal habitats in Connecticut, including Tidal Wetlands, Beaches and Dunes, Coastal Embayments, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, and Riverine Migratory Corridors. Responsibilities will include providing technical assistance, assistance in developing restoration plans, securing necessary permissions to conduct restoration activities, and identifying or applying for necessary funding to implement habitat restoration projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will continue to provide support and guidance to New York municipalities in identifying and planning habitat restoration projects on Long Island Sound. In addition, NYSDEC will agree to provide general coordination functions including supplying updated material to CTDEEP for the habitat restoration Geographic Information System (GIS) for the purpose of tracking habitat restoration progress, convening meetings with the partners, and assisting all of the partners in identifying and securing funding for projects, and guide partners through the state permit application process.

To view the full memorandum, download the pdf document

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