Yesterday NepRWA Board Member Martha McDonough and I pushed off from Martini Shell Park on Truman Highway in Hyde Park to scope out cleanup sites for the fall. There were 26 goslings and 4 adults around the launch.
Just past the 1st RR bridge there is a large channel-edge bar covered with river birch saplings. This kind of habitat disappears immediately downstream where the armored banks take over.
The jam at the B St footbridge is back, but only on the right bank.
I think you know what this is.
Martha grabbed a bag under the Dana Ave bridge.
We couldn’t ID the heavy metal frame at center.
Here’s the caboose on an inbound MBTA Commuter Rail train. Why is the flag decal backwards?
This machine (electric motor at lower left) is at the former Lewis Chemical site. Am guessing exhaust fan.
Martha measures 9-10 ft of clearance under the RR bridge upstream of Fairmount. We’re hoping to have a pontoon boat with sonar and a crane come September. Imagine that!
Tom Palmer, Willett Pond Manager
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