Protecting Ashby's Waterways

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main Street in Ashby, MA

Ashby is the home to important headwater streams that feed two of the Nashua River’s major tributaries. Trapfall, Locke, and Willard Brooks join other streams to form the Squannacook River in Townsend, and Falulah Brook flows south into the North Nashua River in Fitchburg. What is being done to protect these waterways and the Nashua River system as a whole?  Martha Morgan, NRWA Water Programs Director, will discuss the history of the cleanup of the Nashua River since the 1960’s, and the water quality issues facing Ashby‘s waterways today. Learn more about the Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study (which includes segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers), NRWA’s monitoring program, native plants and animals that depend on clean waterways for habitat, 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.. Please note, the NRWA will be making a similar presentation on “Protecting Shirley’s Waterways” on November 28, 2017 at the Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley, with a focus on Shirley’s rivers and streams.