Protecting Shirley’s Waterways

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way in Shirley, MA

Shirley is fortunate to have beautiful rivers and streams flowing through it, such as the Nashua and Squannacook Rivers, and Catecunemaug Brook. What is being done to protect these rivers and their tributary streams? Kathryn Nelson, NRWA Water Monitoring Coordinator, and Gaynor Bigelbach, NRWA Environmental Education Assistant, will talk about the history of the cleanup of the Nashua River since the 1960’s, and the water quality issues facing Shirley today. You’ll 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..