Big Mussachuck Creek 2003, prior to restoration. The red arrow is pointing to a pole used as a photostation, a location that can be photographed consistently over multiple years. The pole is surrounded byextremely tall Phragmites australis.

 

 

   

Big Mussachuck Creek 2007, after restoration. The red arrow is pointing to the same pole as in the photo above. The level of the creek has dropped significantly, and the Phragmites is much sparser.

 

 

 

  

 Self regulating tide gate under Washington Road.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Restored salt marsh along Big Mussachuck Creek at the Rhode Island Country Club. The marsh in the foreground was once the women's tee!