Bartlett and Allen Historic Dams: Our Industrial Past and the Ongoing Restoration of Amethyst Brook

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(2 South Valley Road)
[ 42.378065 , -72.468994 ]
When: Saturday Apr 30 2016 ~ 10:00 am Meet at Pelham Library Ramsdell Room for presentation followed by tour

Learn the historical significance of the Bartlett and Allen Dams in Pelham as well as their impact on Amethyst Brook. The Allen timber dam may be one of the oldest dams of its type in Massachusetts. The dams were removed to promote ecological restoration of the brook and to address public safety issues. Informative, interesting speakers will guide you through the history of the dams, their removal, and how the stream is responding. Speakers include Alex Hackman, project manager and restoration specialist from Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game; Robin MacEwan engineering design manager from Stantec; Boyd Kynard, an authority on sea lamprey; Keith Nislow from UMass/US Forest Service on stream ecology; and James Dietrich from Dartmouth College on high-tech survey techniques using drones.

Location: Pelham Library Ramsdell Room
Co-sponsored with the Pelham Conservation Commission.
For more information contact Bruce Klotz, 413-695-1797.