January 2016
It's hard to imagine that it's 2016! After a lovely quiet week between Christmas and New Year's, the NETCO Team is ready to get back to a busier schedule. Our Coastal Construction crews are working on projects in Nantucket, Brewster, and South Kingstown, RI. NETCO's Project Management Division is engaged in numerous projects including several for the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

We hope you'll enjoy a diversion from our customary coastal construction focus as our main article in this newsletter details an exciting, sustainable energy, MSBA Accelerated Repair Program project in Sheffield, MA.

Wishing you and your families a Happy New Year,
Dave Lager and the NETCO Team
Mount Everett Regional School
Just a short drive from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is the Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield. As many of you may know Normal Rockwell was one of the best known and most prolific illustrators of small town New England life in the 1920's to the 1960's. Among his thousands of illustrations, including hundreds of Saturday Evening Post covers, are scenes depicting rural New England homes with wood burning fireplaces.

Beach Notes
The record-setting winter of 2015 stamped indelible images into the minds of even the most storm-hardened New Englanders - unplowed streets, buried cars and toppled trees - as a parade of historically severe blizzards buried the Northeast through February and March . .. Read More 
University of Virginia environmental scientists have co-authored a new methodology to encourage global coastal restoration on the voluntary carbon market for projects that help bring back carbon-storing tidal wetlands and seagrass meadows. .. Read More 
Climate Central has launched States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card , the first-ever quantitative assessment that summarizes the changing nature of key threats linked to climate change and the corresponding levels of preparedness for related risks in each of the 50 states ... Read More 
The science is clear: natural habitat can help protect coastal communities against erosion, sea-level rise and storms. But what does it take for communities to invest in these natural solutions? ... Read More  
Last winter's record-breaking snowfall might be just an unpleasant memory for many of us, but some coastal towns continue to deal with its aftereffects, mainly in the form of battered seawalls. .. Read More  
It seems like a long time ago, this past summer, as we sat by the South Coast shore enjoying warm weather, cool ocean breezes, and calm waters, it may have been hard to imagine that 65 acres of Massachusetts coastline is carried away every year by raging storms and rising seas. .. Read More  
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  • Coir log and coir envelope construction
  • Coastal bank, shoreline and dune stabilization
  • Inland waterway erosion control
  • Construction site erosion control
  • Sand drift fencing
  • Beach nourishment
  • Vegetated buffers and coastal bank vegetation
  • Rock gabion construction (wire & HDPE gabions)
  • Boardwalks, dune crossovers, walkway construction
  • Wetland/salt marsh restoration
  • Infrastructure protection

21 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA 02421

781-863-6270 phone
781-274-0569 fax



David C. Lager