Town River Fishery Committee

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Town River Fishery Committee

The Town River Fishery Committee is a bi-town Committee comprised of members from West Bridgewater and Birdgewater. Their primary goals include managing, restoring, and proper management of herring, alewives and blueback in the Town River and its surrounds.

The High Street Dam Study is being overseen by the Marine Fisheries Division. This privately-owned dam is just below West Bridgewater between High Street and Route 106. It is a colonial dam originally built for water power and is now deteriorating. The study will determine whether this dam should be removed, which will lessen the width of what currently exists and change current ecosystems, exposing the riverbed in some areas. A similar situation occurred with the Mill River when the Marine Fisheries Division removed the State Hospital Dam and the Whittendon Dam.  They opted for removal work and the replanting of the newly exposed riverbed.   If dam removal is chosen for the High Street Dam, revegetation of the exposed river bank is a viable option. Click here for more information about meetings and the launch of the project in November 2016.

For more information:
Contact:  Kitty Doherty
DCPR Coordinator
John DeLano
Conservation Agent 
Address:  65 North Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379 
Phone:  508-894-4073
Open Space & Recreation Committee  Title   
Hank Estabrook  Chairman   
Richard C. Benton Secretary  
Skip Copeland  Member   
John Cruz Member   
Bob Hanson  Member  
Donald J. MacDonald Member  
Jim Sniger  Member   
Jim Souza Member