This Five Year Action Plan was developed by
the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) and the former Massachusetts
Watershed Initiative Nashua Team with broad community assistance.
Four team members served as a Steering Committee
for the project: JoAnne Carr, Massachusetts Watershed Initiative
Nashua Team Leader; Elizabeth Ainsley Campbell, NRWA Executive Director;
Al Futterman, NRWA Land Programs and Outreach Director; and Liz
Kotowski, Regional Planner for the Department of Environmental Protection's
Central Regional Office. On the Steering Committee, Al Futterman
played an essential role in collecting and analyzing assessment
information, preparing sub-basin profiles, assuring community input,
and coordinating the production of the Plan.
Watershed perspectives were prepared for the Five
Year Action Plan by Aisling Eglington, Jim French, Martha Morgan,
Heidi Roddis, Chris Rodstrum, Sally Soule, and Marion Stoddart.
Technical assistance was provided by
Jody Roberston-Schramm of Acapella Studios, Inc. for the design
and construction of the CD-ROM.
Cindy DelPapa of the Riverways Program at the MA Department
of Fisheries, Wildlife & Environmental Law Enforcement provided
most of the Glossary.
Photographs were contributed by many area residents,
including: Jeff Collins, Dave Dunn, Al Futterman, Betsy Hahn, Barbara
Kimball, Kris Kvenvold, Ron McAdow, Michael O'Hara, Mike Peckar,
Peter Smith, Roy Socolow, David Streb, Gray Tuttle, and Susan Weeks.
Substantial funding for the Five Year Action
Plan was provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental
Affairs through the Massachusetts Watershed Initiative's grant programs.
Work on the Five Year Action Plan began under the Nashua River Watershed
Association's "Communities Connect by Water" program,
which received financial support from the Massachusetts Executive
Office of Environmental Affairs; National Fish & Wildlife Foundation;
the NEBS Foundation; the Sudbury Foundation; the Bruce J. Anderson
Foundation, and a Federal Clean Water Act Grant with the Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection's Central Regional Office.
Other partners in funding the "Communities
Connected by Water" program included Bemis Associates, Inc.;
Bestway of New England, Inc.; Carvers' Guild; The City of Leominster;
Gagne Enterprises; General Electric Company/GE Power Systems; Goldsmith,
Prest, Ringwall, Inc.; Hollingsworth and Vose Company; Orchard Hills
Athletic Club; Pepsi-Cola Bottlers of New England; and Albert Stone.
"Communities Connected by Water" also received significant
pro bono assistance from individuals and organizations in and beyond