December 2015
We are well into the holiday season and a lot is happening here at NETCO. We're busy with coastal construction work and, at the office, we're celebrating with one team member who has become a grandfather for the first time. Congratulations to Tom!
In this issue we report on a completed project in Nantucket and an ongoing project in North Attleboro, MA which we will complete in the spring.
We wish the very best to you and your families during this holiday season and in the upcoming year,
Dave Lager and the NETCO Team
Dam Repair by NETCO
Recent Project
St. Mark's Dam Repair: North Attleboro, MA
A current NETCO project is the St. Mark's Dam Repair Project in North Attleboro, MA. The dam is owned by the Town of North Attleboro, and is adjacent to St. Mark's Church. Built in the 1950's, the dam no longer meets current dam safety engineering standards primarily due to extensive, overgrown vegetation.

The project involves rebuilding the dam embankment which includes the removal of 125 trees and associated dense vegetation, and removal of the root systems which have grown into the embankment.

Recent NETCO Project  
Recent project
NETCO Private Property Project: Nantucket
NETCO recently completed a coastal construction project in Nantucket.  The work included the installation of a sand drift fence, coastal bank/beach re-nourishment, and beach grass vegetation. 
The NETCO Team installed 800 linear feet of heavy duty fencing and over 6,000 yards of sand.  In the spring, the re-nourished area will be planted with beach grass to help stabilize the sand and provide an important future nesting area for coastal birds.

Beach Notes
Computer models that help oceanside cities plan for their future also hold hope for a threatened coastal ecosystem . .. Read More
Storm Surge, a citizen's group concerned about a changing coastal environment, has embarked on an initiative in an attempt to "change the conversation" about erosion issues on Plum Island, suggesting that more granite and increased residential construction are compromising the health of the 11-mile-long barrier island ... 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 Commission was established by the Massachusetts Legislature to investigate and document levels and impacts of coastal erosion in the Commonwealth and develop strategies and recommendations to reduce, minimize, or eliminate the magnitude and frequency of coastal erosion and its adverse impacts on property, infrastructure, public safety, and beaches and dunes ... Read More  
It seems like a long time ago, but this past summer, as we sat along Cape Cod shores 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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Contact Information
  • 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