Protecting Dunstable's Waterways

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Dunstable Free Public Library, 588 Main Street in Dunstable, MA

The Nashua River defines the western border of Dunstable as it winds its way northward into New Hampshire. The river provides wildlife habitat, on-water recreation opportunities such as paddling and fishing, a backdrop to a portion of the Nashua River Rail Trail, and natural beauty to the community. What is being done to protect the Nashua River and its tributaries like Unkety Brook? 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 Dunstable‘s waterways today. Learn about the Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study (which includes segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers), NRWA’s monitoring program, habitat connectivity, 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.