City of New Bedford seeks permit for Clark’s Cove shoreline protection project

USACE, New England District
Published Aug. 31, 2020

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from the city of New Bedford for proposed work in Clark’s Cove. The project’s purpose is shoreline protection at West Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The proposed project in Clark’s Cove involves work to construct a breakwater and perform beach nourishment. The proposed nourishment consists of creating a 50-foot wide berm and the construction of a breakwater.

The Corps is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the Corps website at:

Public comments on this proposed work by the city of New Bedford should be forwarded no later than Oct. 1, 2020, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Christine Jacek, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Please reference file # NAE-2020-00987.


Bryan Purtell

Release no. 20-070