ProjectsUp one level
This project includes the use of a marketing consultant, professional landscaper and environmental engineer to interest residents in creating a model project within a neighborhood to control stormwater pollution.
First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative volunteers led by Mary Ellen Schloss and Sandra Kelly, under the guidance of Riverways Program stream ecologists Margaret Kearns and Cindy Delpapa have been studying the flow characteristics of tributaries in the First Herring Brook watershed.
You are invited to participate in a pilot program for residents who live within important parts of Scituate's water supply watershed. It's called the "Watershed Neighbor Project" and is partially funded by a grant from the Riverways Program, part of the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Scituate Water Study Committee (WSC) was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in response to an article passed at the 2003 Annual Town Meeting. Members include Robert Ference, Shan Morrissey, Robert Murray, Mary Ellen Schloss and Lance Van Lenten (chair). Paul Reidy was the liaison from the Board of Selectmen and Al Bangert was the liaison from the Advisory Committee.
Keeping Scituate's Water Clean is a Team Effort - What Watershed Neighbors Can Do
The First Step in Watershed Planning - The watershed of First Herring Brook, Scituate's primary source of drinking water, is a complex of naturally vegetated and developed landscapes linked by rivers, streams, ponds and wetlands that ultimately flow into the North River.
Uncertified volunteer "Gage Turkeys" collecting stream flow data off Eishenhower Lane
This is a handout prepared by Laila Parker from the Division of Ecological Restoration (Riverways, DER) that describes stream flow analysis in First Herring Brook
These notes were provided by Mary Ellen Schloss based on a presentation by Laila Parker from the Ma. Division of Ecological Restoration (Riverways, DER)
FHBWI members, representatives from the Maxwell Conservation Trust and other Scituate residents met to discuss the creation of a memorial trail for eminent naturalist Garry VanWart who passed away last year. The intended site is the Crosbie parcel recently purchased by the town of Scituate with Community Preservation funds. Pending approval of grant funds to offset the cost of the parcel the group will reconvene to plan for the trail.