Marlborough Monitoring Program
A band of wonderfully dedicated volunteers have been monitoring the streams throughout the city to determine their health. The project began in 2007, and will continue until all streams have been monitored. Once we've assessed their health, we will monitor the streams as needed to ensure they stay healthy.
After each stream is monitored, a report is written and a list of action items on corrective measures needed to help protect the stream’s health is developed. Once the report is complete, different city departments are notified of problems that need to be addressed and work to resolve them.
We are happy to report that so far, our streams appear healthy and support wildlife. As of the spring 2010, we have inspected over a dozen streams within the city and only have about 5 more to do. If you are interested in our results, please click on the reports below for each stream section report.
If you want to help us in our effort to survey the remaining stream systems, please contact Priscilla Ryder, Conservation Officer, at (508) 460-3768 for more information.
Many thanks to volunteer Jennifer Boudrie, who served as Co-Leader and coordinated and helped to get this project organized and off the ground. Jen's leadership, amazing organizing skills, and commitment to the environment has been invaluable to this stream team effort.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have spent countless hours surveying the streams over the years and getting their feet wet, we could not have done it without all of their enthusiasm and time.
Priscilla Ryder, Conservation Officer
Stream Team Reports:
- Mowry Brook: Study Conducted Summer 2007
- Millham & North Branch Brooks: Study Conducted Spring 2008
- South Street & Sheep Fall Brooks: Study Conducted Winter 2008
- Broadmeadow, Hop, & North East Brooks: Study Conducted Spring 2009
- Sudbury Reservoir, Ft. Meadow, & Desert Natural Area Streams: Study Conducted Spring 2010