Video: Restoring the Acushnet River Sawmill Site, MA

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Since 2007, the Buzzards Bay Coalition and its partners have been hard at work removing the remains of a former sawmill on the Acushnet River, just north of New Bedford Harbor, and turning it into a park where the public can kayak, canoe and simply relax and enjoy nature.

Video: Restoring the Acushnet River Sawmill Site, MA
Aerial view of sawmill, circa 1950. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition.

At the same time, the restoration project will improve the health of the river, as well as Buzzards Bay, and make it easier for migratory species such as river herring and American eels to travel back and forth between the ocean and upriver spawning and nursery areas.

Video: Restoring the Acushnet River Sawmill Site, MA
SAT map, sawmill and harbor.

As you’ll see in the accompanying video, the project has come a long way over the last 7 years, but there are still a few more months of work ahead before the park opens to the public in June 2015. In the meantime, watch the video for a sneak peak at what’s in store!

To learn more about the Acushnet River Sawmill project, visit the Buzzards Bay Coalition website.

Video: Restoring the Acushnet River Sawmill Site, MA
Sawmill plan courtesy Buzzards Bay Coalition.