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South Shore Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Project   

Welcome to the South Shore GRP Project webpage. This site was used to compile information during the development of geographic response plans for the South Shore region of Massachusetts.

This project is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and is being facilitated by Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC. The process used to develop the South Shore GRPs is similar to that used for the North Shore, Boston Harbor, Cape and Islands and Mount Hope Bay GRP projects.

This website contains final versions of the GRP maps and tactics, the work group record of meetings, and information about site selection and site surveys.

Click on the following links to be taken directly to that section of the webpage:

South Shore GRP Region
Site Selection Information
Site Survey Information
South Shore GRP Meeting Schedule

 

SOUTH SHORE GRP REGION


 

Six coastal communities are included in the South Shore Region and were involved in the SSGRP project: Cohasset,ssgrp index map Duxbury, Kingston, Marshfield, Plymouth and Scituate. GRPs are developed for coastal sites based on environmental sensitivity criteria reviewed by the work group and entered into a site selection matrix.  The feasibility of protecting the site is also considered in selecting and finalizing sites.

Click on the links below to download the individual GRPs for the South Shore region.  To download a zipped file containing all 14 final GRPs click here. (56pgs, 5.5MB)

*Revised based on 2012 GRP exercise and testing.

 

SOUTH SHORE GRP SITE SELECTION INFORMATION


A site selection matrix and key has been developed to summarize the environmental sensitivities and human use considerations for each numbered site.  Information in this matrix was derived from the information sources listed below.  

Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps (click to download)

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern - Ellisville Harbor

Massachusetts Area Contingency Plan

 

SOUTH SHORE GRP SITE SURVEY INFORMATION


As part of the South Shore GRP project, Nuka Research conducted site surveys of the coastline.  Below is a table of the site survey schedule. 

 

Sites

Meeting Time & Place

Survey Status

Site Summaries
(click to download)

Cohasset
June 21 @ 12pm.
Cohasset Harbormaster's Office
92 Border Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
Completed

Scituate

June 14 @ 10am. 
Scituate Harbormaster's Office
100 Cole Parkway
Scituate, MA 02066
Completed
New Inlet, North & South Rivers August 25; 9:00am
Completed
Marshfield
June 16 @ 10am. 
100 Central Street
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, MA 02050
Completed
Kingston & Duxbury
June 13 @ 9am.
46 River Street
Kingston, MA
Completed
Plymouth & Manomet Heights
June 1 @ 12pm.
Meet at Plymouth Town Hall.
Completed
Ellisville Harbor

June 7 @ 10am.
Meet at Ellisville Harbor State Park parking lot.

Completed

 

 

MEETING SCHEDULE


 

Thursday, September 29, 2011 – Work Group Meeting

 

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Plymouth Town Hall (Mayflower Room)
11 Lincoln Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Telephone: 508-747-1620

            *Meeting Materials
                    -Agenda
                    -Directions to facility  
             *Meeting Summary

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – Tactics Sub-group Meeting

10:00am to 12:00pm
MassDEP Southeast Region Main Office
20 Riverside Drive
Lakeville, MA 02347
Telephone: 508-946-2700

 

*Agenda
*Meeting Materials
  -Directions to facility (pdf link from MassDEP.  3rd page of document contains directions to the Lakeville office.)
*Meeting Summary

 

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – South Shore Site Selection Meeting

 

9:00am to 12:00pm
Plymouth Town Hall (Mayflower Room)
11 Lincoln Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Telephone: 508-747-1620
          *Agenda
          *Meeting Materials
           -Directions to facility          
           -Draft Site Selection Matrix and key
           -Base Maps of South Shore
              -Region A
              -Region B
              -Region C
              -Region D

           *Meeting Summary

 

Thursday, March 31, 2011 – South Shore GRP Kick-Off Meeting

9:00am to 12:00pm
Plymouth Town Hall (Mayflower Room)
11 Lincoln Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Telephone: 508-747-1620
         *Agenda
         *Meeting Materials
           -Directions to facility          
           -Link to MassDEP Oil Spill Training Website

         *Meeting Summary
         *Powerpoints from meeting (PDFs)
           -Introduction to South Shore GRP
           -The GIS Portion of the GRP Project
           -Shoreline Sensitivity to Oil Spills/ESI Maps


If you have interest in attending any of the planning meetings for the South Shore GRP region, please contact Elise DeCola at elise@nukaresearch.com