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By: Chris Green
Link to Chris's site: http://www.broadbrook.ca/
Link to TREPA
Tusket River Environmental Protection Association
The purpose of this presentation is not to complicate development in
the Yarmouth area. God knowns we need any growth we can get.
As far as brooks go, in some places, this one is rather sad looking.
Broad Brook in places is already a mess and I doubt that any development,
in area A ( as shown on map) will have any profound overall negative ecological
effect on the brook. Time will tell.
First Broad Brook should be cleaned up. Debris hampering the flow of the brook should be removed. The construction of ponds especially in sheltered areas would assist various species to survive when the water is low. Other ponds would attract water fowl and amphibians. Mini dams of even 30 cm placed in strategic areas may be all that is needed to create important habitats. Stocking the system with desired fish species is would also be beneficial.
Pages 1 to 7 will give you some idea of the conditions in the brook as of May 13, 2004
New June 21st 2004
I just wanted to let you know that a cleanup of Broad Brook was done last weeekend, under the direction of Margrit Robinson, VP of Trepa, and her girlguides. Three other members of Trepa (Stephen Sollows, Dan and myself) assisted her. Collectively, we pulled out 20 garbage bags of plastics and fastfood containers.
FYI, I have posted this same info in the guest book.
Great site, Godfrey.
As far as I can tell, there are no "protesters" to the project. We have a group of people from the Tusket River Environmental Protection Association and others who are exercising their civic duty to point out that filling and killing of our Town's only fresh water brook is not a good idea. We contend that there were alternative sites for Wal-Mart. Even if the present sites are used, creative design by engineers and landscape architects could accommodate both development and the brook.
What we are missing is creativity and imagination. If we are not careful, the whole brook will be lost a little piece at a time. Eat it a little at a time or in one big bite, the cookie still disappears.
Best, Dan Earle
There are to many people worried about BROAD BROOK and there is no broad
brook . It is dried up if they care to take a look over around ARCHIE LEBLANC'S
.He's got that part already buried . So why not give Yarmouth some jobs
,instead of living off welfare . Who really cares about some stupid flower
.Maybe if Crosby wants to get some votes he should be pushing for this
to happen. Just my opinion.
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