Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration


DER initiates projects that restore our rivers, streams, wetlands, and watersheds. DER partners with nonprofits, towns, individuals, and groups to implement projects. These projects improve habitat for wildlife and provide many benefits to communities. Benefits include reduced flooding, improved water quality, and public safety.



Russ Cohen
Rivers Advocate

Krista Haas
Ecological Restoration Communications Specialist

Chris Hirsch
Ecological Restoration Specialist

Melissa Riley
Ecological Restoration Specialist

Alyssa Sciuto
Assistant Director of Operations

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