Protecting Townsend's Waterways

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA

The Squannacook River winds its way through the center of the community of Townsend, through Harbor Pond, on its journey to join with the Nashua River. What is being done to protect this beautiful waterway? Martha Morgan, NRWA Water Programs Director, and Kathryn Nelson, NRWA Water Monitoring Coordinator, will discuss the history of the cleanup of the Nashua River since the 1960’s, and the water quality issues facing Townsends‘s waterways today. Learn more about the Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study (which includes the Squannacook River), NRWA’s monitoring program, habitat connectivity and paddling improvements in the Squannacook watershed, invasive aquatic plants such as water chestnut and milfoil, and efforts to curtail the spread of invasive plants. And there will be details about how you can get involved as a volunteer. Appropriate for adults and young adults. This presentation is free and open to the public, supported by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.  For more information, please contact Martha Morgan at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.