We also gave a tour of the restoration project to visitors from US Fish and Wildlife Service Regional office, removed the five in-stream antenna arrays (haven’t recorded a fish detection in over a month), and seined the lower pond looking for juvenile alewife. We didn't find any alewife but caught several pipefish and many sheepshead minnows. With Labor Day passed, we’re preparing for installation of the remaining 140 feet of fish passage at Wreck Pond. Preparations include fencing off a 10-foot buffer around six seabeach amaranth plants, a federally endangered species.
Construction begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6 so check back next week for another update.