The Temple Street Dam is one of three barriers along the South River. Long gone are the industries these dams were built to support and we are now left with disconnected habitats, increased temperatures and unnecessary infrastructure. As a result, NSRWA and our project partners – Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, Town of Duxbury and MassBays – have been working to develop a plan to remove this dam, which will result in an additional 4.2 miles of stream reconnected plus access to approximately 6.5 acres of open water wetland. The primary goals are to create a self-sustaining wetland and riverine habitat to benefit wildlife, increase resilience to climate change, and provide ecological services such as floodwater storage.

As we prepare to permit this project over the coming months, project partners will present the current design for the removal of the Temple St dam next Tuesday, October 24. We will hold several Public Meetings, all of which are “open house” style and you are welcome to drop-in during any of the times listed below. 

8-9am Coffee Hour Zoom 

12-1pm Lunch Hour Zoom

4:30-5:30pm Site Visit at Temple St Dam

Park in the dirt parking lot as Myrtle St becomes Temple St, across from the Camp Wing Trail Head (In case of bad weather, this session will be moved to the Duxbury Town Hall, Mural Room)

6-7pm Hybrid Session at Duxbury Town Hall (878 Tremont St), Mural Room 
Passcode 547344 

To learn more about this project, check out the NSRWA’s South River Restoration page.