UMass Gloucester marine station gets $3M boost

The Gloucester Marine Station will be getting $3 million in upgrades — including a living seawall, new research and education space, and a dock — according to project stakeholders, city officials, state lawmakers and others who gathered at the facility Friday to announce the funding.

“The UMass Amherst Marine Station Gloucester is a unique asset, integrating research, teaching and engagement in fields central to our history as a coastal community and key to its future,” said state Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, D-Gloucester, in a press release. Ferrante joined others, including Mayor Greg Verga, during Friday’s event while wearing a red UMass Amherst baseball cap.

“The funding announced today will enable Cape Ann to remain a leader in the blue economy and conduct the research necessary for sustainable and resilient communities,” Ferrante said.

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