Project Update

Check out the video: NEW LIFE FOR SILVER CREEK

Silver Creek construction began March 24, 2009 with the mowing of the invasive Phragmites and the clearing of several creeks to aid drainage of freshwater off of the marsh. Better drainage will help reduce the amount of Phragmites in the marsh. Work will continue with the removal of the rock sill between the East Bay bikepath and the Rt. 114 bridge. Read Rob Merwin's May 28 article in the Bristol Phoenix.


March 25, 2009 - Here a creek is being cleared by a low pressure excavator.


March 25, 2009 - The excavator loads creek material into a low pressure dump truck for disposal offsite.


March 25, 2009 - Wenley Ferguson, Save The Bay Restoration Coordinator, shows off a newly cleaned creek. This creek will allow salt water to reach farther up in the marsh, and allow freshwater to drain. The goal is to reduce the stands of invasive Phragmites, which is the tall grass behind Wenley.