Muddy River Restoration Project (Department of Environmental Protection)

Eva Frederick filed this request with the Department of Environmental Protection of Massachusetts.
Multi Request Muddy River Restoration Project


From: Eva Frederick

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any correspondence and documents regarding the Muddy River Damage Reduction Project/Muddy River Restoration Project/Muddy River Invasive Species Management Project, including, but not limited to:
- Any public comment on this project
- Any email correspondence between Mass DEP and Boston Department of Parks & Recreation
- Any email correspondence between Boston Parks & Recreation and the Boston Homeless Commission
- Any email correspondence with Fenway Alliance
- Any email correspondence with Emerald Necklace Conservancy
- Any resource area delineations, orders of conditions, certificates of compliance, emergency certifications, enforcement orders, notices of intent, and wetland fee transmittal forms related to Phase 2 of this project.

Please limit your search to materials dated on or after April 1, 2016.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Eva Frederick

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Eva,
I'm sending this e-mail response back to you to confirm that MassDEP has received your Public Records Request below and we are currently working to determine what records we have that will be responsive to your request. I will keep you updated as we move through this process. Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything else from us.

Thank you,
Ed Coletta



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From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Eva,
Just checking back in with you on progress for your request below ... We are still working to finalize your request and will need a few more days to complete the task. We have two large files that will need to be placed on a thumb drive and mailed to you. When those files are placed into the mail, I will e-mail you to let you know that they are on the way. Or, if you would prefer to do a file review at our Northeast Regional Office in Wilmington, we can also set that up and make those files available to you there. Let me know if you'd prefer the file review option.
Ed Coletta

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Eva,
MassDEP has two sets of documents for you to answer your request below on the Muddy River project: attached are electronic copies of e-mails related to the project; and coming to you on a disc through the U.S. Postal Service are two copies of Notices of Intent sent to the City of Boston and the Town of Brookline concerning the project. The Notices of Intent are very large documents with numerous attachments, maps, etc., and we were unable to send those electronically, so the disc is being mailed to you at the Somerville address that you listed below (see yellow highlight). Let me know if you have any questions on this information or need anything else from us.

Thank you,
Ed Coletta

From: Department of Environmental Protection

A copy of documents responsive to the request.