Guided Walk- Mill River Dam Restoration Project, Taunton
July 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Note this event was previously scheduled for May 20th, but has been rescheduled to July 15th.
Beth Lambert, Director of the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, will lead a walk and discussion through this restored area. Described as one of the more ambitious aquatic-connectivity projects in Massachusetts history, learn how the removal of three obsolete dams (Whittenton Mill, West Britannia, and Hopewell Mills) and the construction of a fish ladder at Lake Sabbatia led to the opening of over 35 miles of mainstem and tributary spawning habitat to many fish species, while addressing public safety, climate adaptation and resilience to extreme weather.
Moderate walk. Sturdy footwear recommended. Two sites will be seen from the road, however the third requires walking through the woods across uneven terrain.
Location – Participants will meet at TRWA’s Watershed Center (Sweets Knoll State Park, 1387 Somerset Ave, Dighton) for a brief project overview before traveling to the site to start the walk.
Limited to 20 adult participants. Registration required.
Cost- Members free, Non-members $5
For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 508-828-1101.