Longmeadow Brook Access Project

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On Sunday September 18, 2011 Nor’East Chapter members undertook a small but significant project at Longmeadow Brook in Boxford. Longmeadow Brook feeds into Fish Brook. Unfortunately the ideal brook trout habitat offered by Longmeadow Brook had an impassable access point for fish from Fish Brook. Chapter member Greg Murrer brought this to the attention of the chapter while a survey of nearby Crooked Brook was being conducted for a culvert replacement project. It was noted that simply removing boulders at the mouth and providing proper grade for water flow would greatly improve the situation. Greg along with chapter members David Williams, Chett Walsh, Kevin Amaral, Tom Costa, Jack Monaghan, Steven Gross, and Thomas Wooldridge made quick work of the situation and fish passage to Longmeadow Brook is now a reality. Many thanks to all the members who participated and special thanks to Greg for spearheading the project and to Jack Monaghan for taking pictures to document the project. More pictures can be found in the Longmeadow Brook Project Photo Album.