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Fish Ladders are Complete

Posted by Ben Cote on April 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (2)

After so many years of supporting this cause, the fish ladders at the lower three dams on the Ten Mile River are complete allowing herring to once again spawn in the watershed. Big thank you to Paul Bettencourt and his friends for years of scooping at the Omega Dam. And for our Past-President Keith Gonsalves who pushed so hard for this project. Head over to Hunts Mills to see the fish returning.

Thank you to Keith Gonsalves

Posted by Ben Cote on October 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

For the past seven years, we have had the honor of having Keith Gonsalves as president of the Watershed Council. Keith has decided to step down as president. I just wanted to take a minute to look back on all of his accomplishments. First, Keith was there for the final push for fish ladders on the river. And leading up to that he lead the Scoop the Herring events which still remain the largest events that the Council has ever sponsored. Keith also started several paddles, which he has promise...

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The Beavers Are Everywhere

Posted by Ben Cote on May 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A few years ago, I posted a blog about evidence of beaver activity. It seems that it was true. This year there have been many sightings. They have been seen at the Country Club Pond in Pawtucket, Slater Park's Duck Pond, Gameno Pond in Seekonk, and on the river in the Ten Mile River Reservation. I have also seen otters in the reservation. It is amazing to see the wildlife now. I remember watching a couple of beavers on the Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains several years ago and w...

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Thank You to the Attleboro Elks

Posted by Ben Cote on May 6, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On May 5, we did a cleanup behind the Elks Lodge in Attleboro. There are several trails in the back that go around several ponds. Locals and fisherman have been going back there for years and have been leaving behind litter. A few months ago, we contacted the Elks Club and asked if we could have permission to access the property to remove the litter. A few days later we got a call from the Elks, who not only gave us permission, but also decided they would be having a cookout for the Council a...

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The Start of Another Year

Posted by Ben Cote on May 7, 2012 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2012 season has started. On April 14, the TMRWC helped out at the City of Attleboro's Annual Cleanup. Several people showed up and we made some new friends. I hope we can join next year too. We had a table set  up with information. A whole bunch of trash was pulled from the river.

   The next week was Earth Day Weekend, and we were at Hunt's Mills in East Providence. We counted fish at the new fish ladder (or under it) and then we had a walking cleanup in the woo...

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Hiking the Ten Mile in 2011

Posted by Ben Cote on October 24, 2011 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (2)

The Ten Mile River Watershed Council has wrapped up it's guided walks and hikes for 2011. There were 6 guided walks this year. In total, 107 people walked about 14 miles through the watershed. We made several great friends and made several good memories. We started with a wetland walk in april through the Ten Mile Reservation. In may we walked the Greenway for a Mothers Day Walk. There were two in june, one on National Trails Day with our friends from the Seekonk Trails Committee and of cours...

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Black Bear Sighted in Upper Watershed

Posted by Ben Cote on June 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A black bear was sighted in North Attleboro taking down a bird feeder. Channel 12 reported that it was on Norton Road, which is north of Emerald Mall and 295, not far from the watershed border. This is in the area of the Seven Mile River. Keep a lookout if you're in the area. If you come across a black bear, resist the urge to run from it, as it will instictivly run after you. I've encountered a few on hikes in the mountains. Usually, they will watch you for a moment before heading back into ...

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Another one of my wonderfully horrible ideas!

Posted by Ben Cote on May 27, 2011 at 6:56 AM Comments comments (4)

I've been thinking (sorry!). I wanted to figure out if it would actually be possible to have a Greenway running along the river from begining to end, like they are making on the Blackstone. Now, there are RR Tracks that follow the Blackstone all the way up, so this is not a big problem there. Not so easy here on our Ten Mile. Here is my wonderfully horrible idea. This year (quote me on that) I am going to walk the entire river in two days. I might need help in either getting to my starti...

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Ten Mile River Reservation- 5 years later.

Posted by Ben Cote on May 16, 2011 at 7:09 AM Comments comments (0)

As long as I can remember, the Ten Mile River Reservation in Pawtucket has been a place where the residents of the city have gotten rid of unwanted junk. TV sets, tires, hot water tanks, huge amounts of litter, and other furniture. The trees have been damaged with spray paint and glass covers the ground. Dirt bikes and  four wheelers have torn up the trails. If you want to learn the latest trend of home made bong making, take a look on the ground at the campsite.

   Five...

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2011 Water Quality Season Kickoff

Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2011 water quality season is set to start on Sunday May 8th.  The Ten Mile River Watershed Council collects weekly samples from Turner Reservoir at the Route 152 bridge.  Each week, volunteers measure temperature and water clarity.   Volunteers also collect bi-weekly samples for later chlorophyll analysis (which measures algae).  On designated water collection days, 3 periods spanning the monitoring season, our volunteers collect a set of water samples a...

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