Riverways Guides, Papers and Maps
Citizen Action Guides produced by the Riverways Program
Adopt-A-Stream Workbook: How to Protect Your River, Stream or Brook. Step-by-step guidelines for community groups to use in protecting local resources.
Adopt-A-Stream Shoreline Survey: A Stream Team Monitoring Project. Includes setting goals, recruiting volunteers, creating maps, conducting training sessions, gathering and presenting data, evaluating findings, and taking action.
Riverways Community Guide: Strategies for Drafting and Passing Local River Protection Bylaws. Includes background information on river protection and buffer widths; steps needed to work with municipalities through the process of drafting, gathering community support, and moving to passage through town meeting; considerations for implementing and enforcing local river protection bylaws.
Massachusetts Stream Crossing Handbook and Poster
The Stream Crossing Handbook and Poster, are designed to inform and educate local decision makers and conservationists about the importance of properly designed stream crossings.
DAM REMOVAL IN MASSACHUSETTS, A Guide For Project Proponents
This guidance was developed by the agencies of EOEEA to provide guidance to landowners who are considering dam removal to improve riverine and riparian habitat.
Environmental Education in Massachusetts: A resource guide Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Publication. Available through Riverways or contact EOEEA at 617-626-1000.
Position papers produced by the Riverways Program (Contact the Riverways Program at 617-626-1540 for a copy)
Conservation Works: The Ecological Benefits of Conserving Water. June, 1990. A working paper on defining the need to use options for conserving sources and reducing use of water to reduce the impacts on the natural ecological integrity.
Water Supply Development vs. River Protection: The Case for Water Conservation. January, 1992. Four page essay discussing the ecological consequences of water supply withdrawals.
Watershed/Aquifer Land Conservation – a Best Management Practice (BMP) for Water Supply Protection
Technical Memos (Contact the Riverways Program at 617-626-1540 for a copy):
Taunton River Assessment
Swift River Habitat Rehabilitation
Four Mile Brook Assessment
Technical reports produced for the Riverways Program (Contact the Riverways Program at 617-626-1540 for a copy)
Summary of Statistics on Dams in Massachusetts
prepared by Fuss & O'Neill, Inc., June 2004
Impounded Sediment and Dam Removal in Massachusetts Riverways Program, June 2003 (10 MB pdf)
Neponset River Fish Passage and Habitat Restoration: Visualizing the Alternatives for Fish Passage prepared by Milone and MacBroom, Inc., February 2003
Maps available through the Riverways Program
Massachusetts Coastal Zone: a 2'x2' map depicting the coastal watersheds and rivers that flow into the Massachusetts Bays.
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Most of the above-listed items are available at no charge from the Riverways Program office on the 4th floor of 251 Causeway St., Boston (near North Station). You can stop by and pick them up (quick service) or ask us to mail them out (takes a while).
Our library of materials on watershed and river protection, habitat restoration, community organizing, nonprofit organization management, fundraising, water quality issues, citizen monitoring, and specific watershed studies and plans is open to the public. Please call first (617-626-1540) to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit.