Much like a river, uncovering the history of Harling’s Mill took unexpected bends with many side channels along the way.
It took 19 very enthusiastic volunteers only two hours to clear a pair of boulder dams from Traphole Brook in Walpole last month. But the native brook trout for which Traphole is famous, were even faster, moving up through their newly restored habitat just 30 minutes after the dam had been cleared. Armed with heavy […]
After some initial setbacks, our small dams program has regrouped and is now targeting three dams on Pine Tree Brook in Milton. We've also been working on a list of "micro" dams that can be remediated using volunteer crews.
The frequency of dam removals on streams and rivers around Massachusetts and New England is picking up.
Our staff work individually, together, and with outside partners on projects in the watershed. Project partners have included town departments, state agencies, federal agencies, teachers, and more. Our projects include: Advocacy Citizen Water-Quality Monitoring Network (CWMN) Habitat Restoration Hotspot Program Land Protection Neponset Stormwater Partnership Publications River Cleanups School Programs Stormwater Surveys Water Conservation For […]