Ox Pasture Brook

Ox Pasture Brook Restoration Complete With Help From Nor’East Chapter

TU Members John LeJeune, Jack Monaghan and Mike O’neil assist in Ox Pasture Dam Removal Site Restoration:

Following is a note from Alex Hackman of Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, thanking our volunteer members for their help.  Keep up the good work!

On Friday April 16th, project partners came together for the final day of site restoration activities at lower Ox Pasture Brook in Rowley. In the rain, sleet, and cold, about a dozen hearty souls from Trout Unlimited, the Northeast Mosquito Control District, the Mass Department of Fish and Game, and NOAA completed planting and cleanup work at the former dam site. The contribution from the Nor’East Chapter members was absolutely invaluable. On behalf of the Division of Ecological Restoration — and all of our project partners — you have our sincere thanks and gratitude. We honestly could not have done it without the tremendous help from these great volunteers on that tough day. Trout Unlimited is an invaluable partner working for the protection and restoration of our rivers and streams – we look forward to much more work together in the near future!”

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Images courtesy of  Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
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Ox Pasture Brook’s Restoration Begins with First Dam Removal Project in Essex County

TU National assists Ox Pasture Brook Dam Removal:

This is an exciting opportunity for Trout Unlimited to assist with dam removals in Massachusetts,” said Trout Unlimited Director of Resources Joseph McGurrin. “It’s our understanding that there is a community-based effort to restore ‘salter’ trout to the Parker River watershed and barrier removal is an important part of restoring their habitat.”

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Images courtesy of  Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration