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NMI Community Service: Brushing Up Fairhaven’s Hoppy’s Landing

A fundamental tenet of the NMI College of Maritime Science program is to support our Town of Fairhaven through community service actions.

The NMI aquaculture program helped Fairhaven’s Marine Resources Department plant the annual quahog broodstock propagation (see NMI Aquaculture Program Lends a Hand with Town of Fairhaven Annual Quahog Propagation for more information on this), and now it was time for another marine-related town community service project. The Fairhaven Harbormaster had the Hoppy’s Landing town building on his to-do-list, so our NMI volunteerism kicked in to help. After power washing the building, deck, and rails, the rotten trim board was removed and then replaced with new synthetic trim. The exterior shingles received a new coat of blue paint and we brushed a fresh coat of grey paint on the deck, stairs and all the railings.

With the enthusiastic help from the NMI students, the town building now stands proudly with its new makeover. To put the icing on the cake after the painting was done, the NMI students surveyed and collected all outstanding garbage lying about the property. Working side-by-side with such an enthusiastic group of volunteers turned work into fulfillment. If you happen to be travelling to or from West Island, stop by Town of Fairhaven’s Hoppy’s Landing and admire our handiwork!

Click here to learn more about NMI’s Office of Restorative Aquaculture.

David Bill

Restorative Aquaculture Program Director
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