Sustainable Braintree advocates for water conservation in our daily lives and the protection of water sources for people and planet alike.
During drought periods Braintree, Holbrook and Randolph reservoir’s capacity can become diminished. Our water supply also draws water from the Farm River, which takes water away from river herring run. In order to continue to have water for drinking, food preparation, natural fish runs and sanitation, we all need to conserve water as much as possible, both now and into the future.
Monatiquot River Restoration
The Town of Braintree is working to restore the Monatiquot River by removing the Armstrong and Ames Pond Dams and restoring passage at the rock falls with project partners. Future additional public access trails will also be a part of the project. Click here to see photos of the dams.
The Tri-Town Water Board and MassDMF installed a fish ladder on the Great Pond Reservoir Dam so the herring can make it to their spawning grounds in the Pond.
This project will also create more public access trails to the river for potential future connections to the current Monatiquot River Nature Trail.
Ames Pond Dam
Great Pond Dam Fish Ladder
Learn more about Monatiquot River Fisheries Restoration on the Town website.
Water quality is a hugely important issue to human and natural ecosystems alike. We support the effort of the Braintree Stormwater Management Division in educating town residents and businesses on the issues surrounding stormwater pollution, water quality and culvert replacements.
Click here to go to the Stormwater Division Website
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one
- Jacques Yves Cousteau