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Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced significant improvement to several Superfund sites and deleted all or parts of seven sites from the National Priorities List. One of the sites that was deleted was Shpack Landfill Superfund site in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

In 2013, SWCA’s Amherst office was hired to complete several restoration services at the Shpack Landfill Superfund site. Specifically, we provided invasive species control prior to remediation efforts within a 68,455 square foot wetland, controlling common reeds (Phragmites australis).

We also helped with restoration efforts at the site. We restored wetland areas with the installation of 91 pounds of seed mixes and 870 native tree shrubs, and upland areas with the installation of 118 pounds of seed mixes and 620 trees and shrubs.

SWCA has continued providing post-planting invasive species control services annually in an effort to keep invasive species presence minimized.