Bennery Brook Restoration

Although not strictly Fall River, this does affect the Shubenacadie Watershed and ultimately the Shubie Canal which passes through Fall River and communities. If you can spare a couple of hours or more, the guys would love your help!

Care about your Community, interested in the Environment, interested in learning or helping in fun atmosphere?

Folks  –  trust me, I know here in our communities we care so putting this out in case you have some spare time.   Our local  SWEPS group (Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society)  has helped sponsor a dedicated group of Students this Summer who are restoring Bennery Brook which runs from HRM into East Hants by Enfield, in fact it is right across from the Enfield Big Stop.   We are putting in log and rock walls, digging pools etc as you can see below to get this brook back to being able to maintain fish.   As your Councilor I have been very pleased to have put some funding into this and have been there in the brook and hope to be again during some of the days below.  If you would like to participate, help or learn with some fun people feel very free to drop by during the times below.

They meet at the parking lot across from the Big Stop (exit 7) at 8am. If you come later in the day, you can find they if you walk down Oldham Rd. Just past the bridge and on the right you will see a path. Walk in until you find the team in chest waders!

August 7-9 , 14-16: Below is  a list of the following activities. 

  • moving rock and dig out line/site for logs
  • drill holes in logs
  • place logs in the stream (we need one or two volunteers to help hold the logs in place) when we hit the rebar
  • filing in deflector with rocks
  • building ramp for the digger log
  • shovelling out pool
  • cleaning all sites where left over rock was placed
  • rack trail where bobcat went through (helped moved rock to our first two sites)
  • remove large items from the banks (car parts etc.)

If instructions are not clear feel free to call or email me.
Best wishes, Barry Dalrymple

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