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January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NSRWA’s 27th Annual New Year’s Day Walk
The Third Herring Brook Dam Breakthrough Tour
Join the NSRWA on a multi-location self-guided tour of 3 dam removal locations along the Third Herring Brook! From 1 to 4pm on January 1st, the NSRWA and participants have been given special permission to visit the three dam removal sites along this major tributary of the North River. Included in the walk are the former sites of Mill Pond, Tack Factory Pond, and Petersons Pond. Jacobs Pond will also be included as the NSRWA is working to establish a fish ladder, which would complete fish passage from the ocean to the brook’s headwaters. Each site will showcase the impact of dam removal at different stages of recovery. This walk will highlight the major accomplishments of removing the old defunct dams that were once impounding natural stream flow, disrupting ecology, and blocking fish passage. Local ecology, river connectivity, increased public safety, and restored fish passage are just a few of the positive impacts as a result of removing these dams. Each site will have an NSRWA staff member or volunteer providing unique information and answering questions. Join us as we discover what happens when a stream impoundment is removed and the result is a beautiful and natural babbling brook!
This will be “self-guided” event, meaning you will drive from site to site on your own or with your family. Volunteers will be at each site to aid in parking and directions to the dam site.
This event is FREE, however, registration is required to receive special access and parking instructions.
Proper social distancing and face coverings will be required during this event. No dogs please. Families welcome. Great for all ages!