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About Turners Falls

Part of the Town of Montague, MA, the Village of Turners Falls is an extraordinary historic mill town that is blossoming from its industrial roots to become a hub of artistic inspiration, recreational adventure and natural beauty. The RiverCulture Project seeks to promote this rebirth of an area that is filled with history, promise, and a character all its own. Come experience Turners Falls and RiverCulture for yourself!

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Parting of the Seas: The Canal Draw Down at Turners Falls

Sep 10-10, 2011

Turners Falls canalGo down into the bottom of a working river and gain unique insights into both the structure of the river and the animals that live there on Saturday, September 10th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. The annual dewatering of the Turners Falls Canal allows for maintenance on the Cabot Power Station and the two miles of canal walls. Participants assemble with buckets and boots to collect mudpuppies, young sea lamprey, eels and other fish, plus invertebrates, like dragonfly nymphs, that live in the canal. Creatures are then released in the main stem of the river with the help of Silvio O. Conte Fish Lab Biologists. This is an opportunity to see and hold species that you may have seen on television. This free program is for ages 7 and older. Pre-registration is required.

Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
99 Millers Falls Road (Route 63)
Northfield, MA
Tel.: 413-659-3714 OR 1-800-859-2960

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