Gosnold gets $300,000 water protection grant

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The Baker-Polito administration announced Tuesday more than $1 million to six Massachusetts public water suppliers, including the town of Gosnold’s Cuttyhunk Island Wellhead project, according to a release from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Gosnold was awarded a $300,000 grant to conserve 20 acres of the town’s sole aquifer.

“Cuttyhunk Island is one of the most uniquely beautiful communities in the commonwealth, and this $300,000 grant will help preserve its natural resources and unparalleled beauty for generations to come,” state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, said in the release.

“The town of Gosnold and the Buzzards Bay Coalition have identified a once-in-a-generation opportunity for open space preservation in Massachusetts,” State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, said in the release. “This Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant will help make the full plan for preservation of Gosnold’s protected lands and public access beaches a financial reality.”

The other municipalities awarded grants are Amherst, Charlton, Fall River, Southampton, and Springfield.

The other municipalities awarded grants are Amherst, Charlton, Fall River, Southampton, and Springfield.