Protecting Ayer's Waterways

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Ayer Public Library, 26 Main Street in Ayer, MA

Ayer is fortunate to have the beautiful Nashua River flowing through the community, along with its many tributary streams and associated ponds. What is being done to protect the Nashua River and its tributaries? Martha Morgan, NRWA Water Programs Director, and Gaynor Bigelbach, NRWA Environmental Education Assistant, will discuss the history of the cleanup of the Nashua River since the 1960’s, and the water quality issues facing Ayer‘s waterways today. Learn more about the Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study (which includes segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers), NRWA’s monitoring program, native plants and animals that depend on clean waterways for habitat, invasive aquatic plants such as water chestnut and milfoil, and efforts to curtail the spread of invasive plants. And there will be details about how you can get involved as a volunteer. Appropriate for adults and young adults. This presentation is free and open to the public, supported by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. For more information, please contact Martha Morgan at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note, the NRWA will be making a similar presentation on “Protecting Shirley’s Waterways” on November 28, 2017 at the Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley, with a focus on Shirley’s rivers and streams.