Crews are resuming site maintenance work for the First Light Resort & Casino months after a temporary halt to the project.
The work will begin Monday to protect the 170-acre parcel of tribal land in Taunton against storm water damage and erosion. The work will focus on dewatering and erosion control, which is vital to protect and secure the shovel-ready site.
Due to recent storms, parts of the site have begun to pond in low-lying areas. Workers on site will be digging trenches, digging wells, shoring up fencing, and doing re-grading work, which is expected to last for about a month, depending on the weather. Crews will be working daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
“This work underscores our commitment to preserve and protect the value of our land and our investment in sustainable development,” Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell said. “It is in our cultural DNA to be environmental stewards of the land that has sustained our people for generations.”