Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spruce Pond - Building Blue

The Charles River Watershed Association presentation on Monday evening (May 24) covered a study of the Spruce Pond area in Franklin. Spruce Pond is visible along King St and runs above ground behind Parmenter and portions eventually run in an underground culvert through the Fletcher St fields on their way to Mine Brook and eventually to the Charles River.

Background information on the project can be found on the CRWA page here

The map above outlines in the yellowish lines the area of the study along Spruce Pond and related streams.

Some of the work scheduled to be done this summer as Wachusetts St is rebuilt will include some waste water treatment on the grounds of the Parmenter School. Some of the run off from the street will flow into a rain garden on the grassy area in front of the school.

Yes, the meeting was broadcast but the recording failed so it is not available for review. The presentation document is available here:

Franklin, MA


  1. Thanks Steve! Do you happen to know anything further on the rain garden projects?

  2. Michelle, apologies for the delay in responding. I know of them via the recent Conservation Commission meetings where they have been added to multiple plans. The rain gardens are an interesting concept and one that should bring good benefits.