Surveying the Assabet Shoreline
In Spring 2002, the Organization for the Assabet River (OAR),
with the help of the Northborough Citizens for Community Preservation (NCCP), in
cooperation with the town of Northborough organized
"stream teams" to conduct a visual survey of the Assabet
River, the Cold Harbor and Howard Brooks. The goal of the survey was
to determine priorities for protection and restoration of the
waterways in Northborough.
Although the survey and priority-setting has been
completed, the stream teams need volunteers to help accomplish
actions identified in the survey. By volunteering you can help your
neighborhood, the environment, the town of Northborough and the
Assabet River, all at the same time. We need your help. No
experience is necessary.
The information that the "Stream Teams"
gathered will help Northborough identify and reduce pollutants to the
Assabet River. It will also help to identify recreational
opportunities offered by the streams and rivers in Northborough, as
well as improve the habitat for the fish and wildlife in our
After the survey, volunteers analyzed the data
and met again to develop an action plan for Northborough. Our volunteers
are now creating partnerships with municipal
officials and other nonprofit organizations to implement this
To volunteer or for further information, please
Stream Team Coordinator
Organization for the Assabet River
Phone: (508) 393-2814
Sponsors and Supporters
The shoreline survey is sponsored by the Organization for
the Assabet River (OAR) and funded by a grant from the
Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
The Massachusetts Riverways
"Adopt-A-Stream" Program and the Northborough Citizens for
Community Preservation (NCCP) support this event.