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Monday April 5: TOWN MEETING 7:00 TONIGHT

Please come vote for Articles 7 and 8. Article 7 is the funding of a new Route 62 Bridge. This is the single most important factor in our flooding intensity and duration. Replacement of this bridge could permanently reduce flooding level crests by over a foot. Article 8 is funding for a new grant which will continue to work on reducing runoff and pollution in the watershed. Please stay and vote on both. The Board of Selectmen have recommended both


We need you, EVERYONE, to come to this 1st session of Town Meeting April 5th. We have two important votes, they will be articles 7 and 8. They will come up early. Town Meeting starts at 7PM. MOST IMPORTANT!!! THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ROUTE 62 BRIDGE!!! NEED I SAY MORE? No- but I will…We need everyone to step up and cast a vote. All of you who flood, who have watched that dam bridge, and I mean “dam” hold up

Final Loosestrife Report

Greetings! The Town of North Reading, Massachusetts, the Martins Pond Reclamation Study Committee, and Merrimack College have partnered in many projects to improve Martins Pond and the watershed.  Martins Pond is a roughly 100 acre pond 20 miles North of Boston. One of our collaborations has been the raising and release of Galerucella beetles to combat the invasive species commonly known as Purple Loosestrife starting in 2002.  This was done under the direction and authority of the State of Massachusetts

New Grant Awarded!

North Reading Stormwater Infiltration Project: Reaching Out to Address Runoff The Town of North Reading, in collaboration with the Martins Pond Reclamation Study Committee and Dr. Jon Lyon of Merrimack College, were awarded a Section 319 Non-Point Source Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Administrative Summary {pdf}

Restoration Day Sat 7/19

Hi, We are having a Project SHORE shoreline restoration day this Saturday 7/19 from 8AM to 2PM, starting out at 14 Comeau Rd, then if we have a good turnout or get far along, move some people to the end of Poplar to Oakhurst.  We will do more of these as we move around the pond restoring shorelines and planting native vegetation.  Please come do a few hours.  Gloves a must, small or large sledge, shovel, rake if you have

“All About Martins Pond”

Hi, We hope to see many of you at this Friday, February 29th’s informational meeting All About Martins Pond.  We will discuss the state of the pond, flooding, wildlife, and our new Grant project the Martins Pond Shoreline Restoration and Sedimentation Reduction project which is just underway.  We will have info on how you can get a dock permit, what is ,or is not allowed at the pond, history, and displays on recycling and stormwater pollution.   Please come!  

What’s going on?

What is that at the Park? It is a Rain Garden.  Historically surface runoff after rains flowed over the grass areas in the park and collected and eroded the shoreline each year, bringing excess nutrients and sediment into the pond.  A Rain Garden is a garden placed in a water runoff area which collects and sends the surface runoff down into the ground where it will perk and be cleaned by the soils similar to the process performed by your

319 Grant Shoreline Restoration Fact Finding Underway

Hi all, Lida Jenney, Jon Lyon and I went on a tour of some Western Massachusetts sites this tuesday in preparation for our restoration at Martins Pond.   We visited a failed restoration of a very steep bank in Montague where plastic blanket was used. It was ugly.  Some lessons learned there about using enough loam for seed to grow, proper anchoring, and site design.   We then visited and toured New England Wetland Plants in Amherst, a farm where they

Diagnostic & Feasibilty Study for Martins Pond now online

The Martins Pond Assessment and Remediation Project is complete and available to everyone. It consist of the Diagnosic & Feasibility Study by Merrimack College, and the Wateflow Improvements and Public Outreach Report. This was a team effort between the Town of North Reading DPW/Engineering, the Martins Pond Reclamation Study Committee (MPRSC), Merrimack College, and Malcolm Pirnie Engineers. The Martins Pond North Reading Diagnostic & Feasibility Study by Dr. Jon Lyon of Merrimack College is a highly comprehensive report, with amazing

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