At Peverill’s Brook this summer, we measured the area that needed and could be worked on to determine the amount of digger logs we could install. Among all of our other work, this summers crew (2012) managed to install eleven logs along Peverill’s and enhanced one natural rock sill. We divided the stream into a lower and upper section, between which lies marsh lake. These before and after pictures clearly illustrate the narrowing of the channel widths, and when the water is high, how much oxygen gets plunged into the river as pools get dug out for the fish.
Peverill’s is a tributary of the main Sackville river and slower moving tributaries are where fish species will tend to spawn. The healthier we can keep these tributaries, the further we’ll come in the restoration of the whole system.