MA Stream Restoration Talk This Thursday

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On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Jones River Watershed Association of Kingston, MA, will host a presentation entitled “Cold Water Matters: An Overview of Recent Stream Restoration and Preservation Efforts in Massachusetts.” Gathering and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m., at the Jones River Landing at 55 Landing Road in Kingston.

jones-2The speaker will be Bill Pastuzek, current president of the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Pastuzek has been fly fishing since his early 20s, and his interest in the environment and conservation dates back to the original data collection for the UMass Acid Rain Project. He will speak of recent stream restoration and preservation efforts by Trout Unlimited in MA. While not a fish biologist or stream scientist, he will provide some viewpoints on trout (and other fish), fly fishing, and the drought.

Watch a video on fall kayaking on the Jones River!

The presentation will be of special interest to anglers in the South Shore area, as Furnace Brook (Trout Brook), a tributary of the Jones River, has been declared a “Cold Water Fishery” by Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife because of its spawning population of native brook trout. The JWAA will be working with the Town of Kingston, DFW, Wildlands Trust, Trout Unlimited and others to help ensure that this important local resource is protected during and following dam removal, and well into the future.

For more on the presentation and the JWAA, click here.

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On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Jones River Watershed Association of Kingston, MA, will host a presentation entitled “Cold Water Matters: An Overview of Recent Stream Restoration and Preservation Efforts in Massachusetts.” Gathering and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m., at the Jones River Landing at 55 Landing Road in Kingston.

jones-2The speaker will be Bill Pastuzek, current president of the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Pastuzek has been fly fishing since his early 20s, and his interest in the environment and conservation dates back to the original data collection for the UMass Acid Rain Project. He will speak of recent stream restoration and preservation efforts by Trout Unlimited in MA. While not a fish biologist or stream scientist, he will provide some viewpoints on trout (and other fish), fly fishing, and the drought.

Watch a video on fall kayaking on the Jones River!

The presentation will be of special interest to anglers in the South Shore area, as Furnace Brook (Trout Brook), a tributary of the Jones River, has been declared a “Cold Water Fishery” by Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife because of its spawning population of native brook trout. The JWAA will be working with the Town of Kingston, DFW, Wildlands Trust, Trout Unlimited and others to help ensure that this important local resource is protected during and following dam removal, and well into the future.

For more on the presentation and the JWAA, click here.