Scope of Work
Our coalition of local stakeholders worked alongside volunteers to improve the water flow of Alewife Brook. Our work focused on the Apple Street location in Essex and consisted of removing live and dead vegetation from the stream as well as other manageable obstructions that blocked water flow and cleared passage to Chebacco Lake. By removing the plant growth that has clogged the brook, the spawning alewife herring will have unimpeded access to travel to and from Chebacco Lake. Additionally, we cleared invasive species from the area as permitted to improve overall ecosystem health.
Seaside Sustainability as Convener
Seaside Sustainability is excited to be spearheading the Chebacco Lake Coalition working towards the restoration of Chebacco Lake and the surrounding watershed. By convening members of state agencies as well as members of local government, organizations, and the community who are committed to the health of the watershed, we hope to restore this valuable resource so it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
About the Chebacco Lake and Watershed Association
The Chebacco Lake and Watershed Association is a community based organization working to protect the water quality and wildlife habitat of Chebacco Lake. Founded in 1985, the association promotes responsible use of both the lake and surrounding watershed through education and restoration work so that we can continue to enjoy Chebacco Lake. The association is open to all residents of the area and friends of the lake.