MA: Plum Island contingent heading to DC with coastal erosion agenda

NEWBURY — Two Plum Island residents will travel to Washington, D.C., next month with Mayor Donna Holaday and state Sen. Bruce Tarr to try to raise awareness of coastal erosion problems locally to federal officials.

With donations from over 40 Plum Island residents, PIF was able to contract with a consulting group in Washington, which set up the day-long series of meetings. Annual cost for the consultants is approximately $25,000, Connors said.

Bob Connors and Marc Sarkady of the Plum Island Foundation (PIF), will join the Newburyport mayor and Tarr in the capital Dec. 5 for a day of high level meetings with the Massachusetts congressional delegation and representatives from the Army Corp of Engineers.

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