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MassAudubon: Stream Continuity and Resilience

October 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MassAudubon: Stream Continuity and Resilience
October 2, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Norton, MA
Roads and culverts block fish and wildlife passage in thousands of places statewide, but solutions are emerging. Speakers from state agencies and local watershed organizations will explain why stream continuity is important—from municipal budgets to climate resilience and critical habitats—and how to get there. This workshop will feature state and local officials to review stream continuity issues that impact municipalities, habitat, and climate resilience, and discuss how to meet Massachusetts stream crossing standards. We will also review findings from a new report, for which 500 stream crossings in the Taunton River watershed were assessed and help local planners prioritize actions to improve safety and habitat. It will highlight the community of Norton, which has gone through the process of identifying barriers, working between conservation, planning, and DPW, and taken effective action to find funding and resources to design and build a new culvert. This will serve as a case study for other communities to take action to improve stream crossings for a safer, healthier community. AICP CM I 2.0