- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has awarded more than $2 million in grants for 13 projects as part of its Aquatic Resource Mitigation program.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1NIZORn ) the NHDES ARM Fund was established as a mitigation option for projects impacting wetlands.

The $2.2 million in funding will be split between projects in Bedford, Durham, Enfield, Goffstown, Greenland, Lee, Madbury, Milan, Odell, Penacook, Pittsfield, Portsmouth, Stratford, Sutton and Swanzey.

The funded projects include $61,000 to protect habitats located on more than six acres in the Miland Community Forest, as well as $190,500 to restore five acres of oyster reef in the Great Bay Estuary.

A new forest reservation will be established in Durham, Madbury and Lee with the purchase of 195 acres of land for $148,000.

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Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com

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