Hi, I find there is no good way to start this conversation. Please note that clearing and cutting trees within 100 feet of the shoreline must be approved and heard before the Conservation Commission and approval must be granted BEFORE any cutting/clearing takes place. In our neighborhood this virtually means the cutting down of any tree around the pond or the clearing of any shoreline plants is illegal. However, thinning a few lower branches and top trimming brush is allowed.
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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
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
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
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