Construction Begins on Sandwich Fish Ladder, Stone Walls 10-27-16

Construction Begins on Sandwich Fish Ladder, Stone Walls
October 27, 2016

SANDWICH – Construction is underway to replace the decaying fish ladder and stone walls next to Sandwich Town Hall.
Crews began work on Wednesday.Construction will be done in two phases, shutting down when the weather deteriorates this winter and for the summer tourist season.

The work could result in some limited parking access at times at the town spring.

"It will be hit or miss, but for the most part there will always be access to the spring," said project engineer Curt Staller.

The project will require the removal of the weeping willow tree, a move that was opposed by some residents in town. The tree will be taken down in early November.

Selectmen voted unanimously to remove the tree. Town officials said that the choice to remove the tree came down to having to fix the fish ladder and preventing any further deterioration.

The structures have not been replaced since the sixties. The project is being paid for with the community preservation act funding.

From Forum

Herring Public Forum Exemption to Wetland Act for herring protection
DaveC > 25-July-2016

Herring Run Counts 2015 Herring Counts
DaveC > 25-July-2016

Herring Management Town Brook alewives get a free ride to Billington Sea
KnightofNi > 29-April-2016

Herring Public Forum River Herring Migration Series at WHOI
KnightofNi > 30-April-2015

Eels Fines Increased for Herring Poaching
Jones River > 15-April-2015

river herring blog


Save the Date! March 7 Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop

On Wednesday March 7, 2018 the River Herring Network and Middleboro-Lakeville Fisheries...

2017 Annual Meeting Summary

Thank you to all who made the 2017 River Herring Network annual meeting a success!

Seventy three...

Agenda for 2017 Annual Meeting - November 2

Click to download a pdf of the agenda:2017 RHN Annual Meeting -Revised Agenda

The 7th Annual...

NMFS initiates status review of bluebacks and alewife

Several news stories and radio programs announced yesterday and today that the National Marine...

Two MA dam removal projects are awarded funding from NOAA

Two projects in Massachusetts have been awarded 2017 Community-based Restoration Program Coastal...

More Blog Posts