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July 19, 2013

Refuge wins award for commitment to the environment

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“Many people worked really hard to make the Slow the Flow a success, especially the landowners that received the grants,” said Pau in a press release. “It’s nice to receive this award that recognizes their efforts to make the Great Marsh a greener place to live”.

Some of the projects that were completed through the program include recipients Julia Yoshida of Newbury, transforming an open lawn into a native wildflower garden, Louise Nelson of Newburyport, renovating her back patio using permeable pavers, and Katie Banks Hone of Ipswich, who transformed her riverside home into a wildlife oasis with native plantings. The town of Newbury received two grants, one to establish a native wildflower garden on Plum Island and another to create a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Newbury Elementary School.

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