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									                                                       Bowers-Nonacoicus
Issue             Recommended Action                                      Responsible and
                                                                          Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Devens Subregional Plan recommendations JBOS/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                   (Ayer, Harvard)                                        Towns
Capacity-building Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Ayer, Bolton, DEP/ MAPC/ MRPC/
                   Harvard)                                               NRWA/ SRF/ Towns
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels  MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                          RPAs
Open Space         Protect land overlying aquifer south of Flanagans Pond Ayer Community
                   (Ayer)                                                 Preservation Committee/
                                                                          Land trusts/ NRWA

Open Space        Protect open space north of Plowshop Pond (Ayer)       Ayer Community
                                                                         Preservation Committee/
                                                                         Land trusts/ NRWA

Recreation        Assess drawdown at Bare Hill Pond for pond &          Bare Hill Pond Advisory
                  downstream habitat impacts (Harvard)                  Committee/ COLAP/
                                                                        DEM/DEP/DFWELE
Recreation        Connect trails between Ayer, Groton, Shirley and      DEC/ DEM/ NRWA/
                  Townsend and potential connections from North Post to Towns Conservation
                  Ayer Game Farm                                        Commissions
Water Quality     Continue intermunicipal comprehensive water resource DEC/ DEP/ JBOS/
                  planning with particular emphasis on aquifers (Ayer,  MRPC/ NRWA/ Town
                  Harvard, Lancaster, Shirley)
Water Quality     Restore Bare Hill Pond (Harvard)                      Bare Hill Pond Advisory
                                                                        Committee/ DEM/ DEP
Potential Funding*       Timeline

EO 418/ Planning for        I
Growth
319                         L

EO 418/ Planning for      M to L
Growth
Community Preservation      I
Act/ DCS Self-help/
LCIPS

Community Preservation      I
Act/ DCS Self-help/
LCIPS

604b/ DEM Lakes &           I
Ponds

DEM Trails Grants         I to L


319/ 604b/ DEP Well       I to L
Head Protection Plan
(WHPP)/ EO 418
319/ DEM Lakes and        I to L
Ponds
                                                             Catacoonamug
Issue              Recommended Action                                       Responsible and
                                                                            Potential Partners
Capacity           Implement Phase II (Leominster, Lunenburg, Lancaster, DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                   Shirley)                                                 Towns
Capacity           Implement Devens Subregional Plan recommendations JBOS/ NRWA/ Towns
                   (Shirley)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels    MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                            RPAs
Open Space         Preserve and protect lands with prime agricultural soils DFA/ NRCS/ NRWA/
                   (Lunenburg)                                              Town

Recreation         Consider restrictions on horsepower vs speed limits on    COLAP/ DEM/
                   Lake Shirley (Lunenburg)                                 DFWELE/ Lake Shirley
                                                                            Improvement
                                                                            Association/ Town
Water Quality      Restore Lake Shirley (Lunenburg)                         DEM/ Lake Shirley
                                                                            Improvement
                                                                            Committee/ Town
Water Quality      Restore Fort Pond (Lancaster)                            Fort Pond Association
Potential Funding*         Timeline

319/ 604b/ EO 418           M to L

EO 418/ Planning for          I
Growth
EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
APR/ Community              I to L
Preservation Act/ DCS
Self-help/ DFA
staff and volunteer time      M



319/ DEM Lakes and          M to L
Ponds

319/ DEM Lakes and          I to L
Ponds
                                                                        Fall
Issue               Recommended Action                                         Responsible and
                                                                               Potential Partners
Capacity-building   Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Leominster)         City/ MRPC/ NRWA

Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels       MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                               RPAs
Open Space          Protection of additional local water supply lands          City/ EOEA/ NRWA
                    (Leominster)


Recreation          Help restore Barrett Pond Park (Leominster)                City/ DEM
Water Quality       Restore Barrett Pond (Leominster)                          Barrett Pond Committee/
                                                                               City/ DEM
Water Quality       Restore Lake Samoset (Leominster)                          City/ DEM/ Lake
                                                                               Samoset Committee
Water Quality       Implement Phase II and Phase III Stormwater Policy         City/ DEP/ MRPC/
                    (Leominster)                                               NRWA
Water Quantity*     Medium flow stress; therefore, work with those
                    communities in sub-basins experiencing flow stress to
                    plan for future water supply and habitat protection
                    needs. These are current conditions which are
                    expected to continue to 2020.
* Medium flow stress means that the net 7Q10 outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10
consecutive 7 day streamflow that is likely to occur in a ten year period in a particular river segment.
            Potential Funding*            Timeline

            319*/ 604b/ EO 418                M

            EO 418/ Planning for            M to L
            Growth
            ALA/ Community                  I to L
            Preservation Act/ DCS
            Self Help/ Forest Legacy

            staff and volunteer time          M
            319/ DEM Lakes and              M to L
            Ponds
            319/ DEM Lakes and              M to L
            Ponds
            319/ 604b/ EO 418               I to L




ds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10 is the lowest
segment.
                                                               Falula-Bakers
Issue               Recommended Action                                       Responsible and
                                                                             Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Specific to the Bakers Brook region (Fitchburg,           City &Town/ MRPC
                   Lunenburg) - Implement Phase II and Phase III
                   Stormwater Policy
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels     MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                             RPAs
Open Space          Preserve open space in the headwaters for greenway       City and Town/ Fitchburg
                    connections as well as water supply protection (Ashby,   Stream Team/ Land
                    Fitchburg)                                               trusts/ NRWA

Recreation          Help improve Coolidge Park ie: stream bank               City/ DEM
                    stabilization (Fitchburg)
Water Quality       Address flooding issues along John Fitch Highway         City/ MRPC/ USACOE
                    (Fitchburg)
Potential Funding*         Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418          M to L


EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
ALA/ DCS Self Help/         I to L
Forest Legacy


staff and volunteer time      M

1135/ 604 b/ DEM Flood      I to L
Control program/ EO
418
                                                                        Flag
Issue               Recommended Action                                        Responsible and
                                                                              Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Implement Phase II (Fitchburg, Westminster) and            City/ MRPC/ NRWA
                   Phase III Stormwater Program (Ashburnham)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels      MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                              RPAs
Open Space          Protect undeveloped lands adjacent to Sawmill Pond        City/ Fitchburg Stream
                    and Notown Reservoir (Fitchburg, Leominster)              Team/ Land trusts/
                                                                              NRWA

Recreation          Improve access to Mid-State Trail at Crow Hill            City/ DEM
                    (Westminster)
Water Quality       Monitor Fitchburg Municipal Landfill expansion project    DEP/ Fitchburg and
                    for leachate and erosion issues (Fitchburg,               Westminster BOHs/
                    Westminster)                                              Fitchburg Con Comm
Water Quality       Facilitate wastewater facilities planning (Westminster)   DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                                                                              Town
Water Quantity*     High flow stress; therefore, work with those              DEM/ DEP/ SRF/
                    communities in sub-basins experiencing flow stress to     Municipalities
                    plan for future water supply and habitat protection
                    needs. These are current conditions which are
                    expected to continue to 2020.
* High stress means that the net average August outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural August av
            Potential Funding*            Timeline

            319*/ 604b/ EO 418              M to L

            EO 418/ Planning for            M to L
            Growth
            Community Preservation          I to L
            Act/ Forest Legacy/ Self
            Help

            DEM recreational trails           M

            staff time                      I to M


            604 b/ EO 418/ SRF              M to L

            604B/ EO 418                    I to L




eeds the estimated natural August average flow.
                                                                     Flints
Issue               Recommended Action                                       Responsible and
                                                                             Potential Partners
Capacity-building   Review sub-division standards for increased protection   NRPC/ Town
                    of open space (Hollis)
Capacity-building   Implement Phase III Stormwater Program (Hollis)          NH DES/ NRPC/ NRWA/
                                                                             Town
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels     MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                             RPAs
Open Space          Protect Parker Pond Bog area (Hollis)                    Land Trusts/ NRWA/
                                                                             Town
Recreation          Dredging of Flints Pond (Hollis)                         NH DES/ Town/
                                                                             USACOE
Water Quality       Dredging of Flints Pond (Hollis)                         NH DES/ Town/
                                                                             USACOE
Potential Funding*     Timeline

                          I

                          L

EO 418/ Planning for    M to L
Growth
LCHIP                   I to M

319                     M to L

319                     M to L
                                                                 James
Issue             Recommended Action                                     Responsible and
                                                                         Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Phase II (Groton) and III Stormwater         DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                   Program (Ayer)                                        Towns
Capacity-building Encourage greater use of Chapter 61, 61A, and 61B tax- DEM/ Land trusts/
                   abatement program (Groton)                            NRWA/ Towns
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                         RPAs
Open Space         Protect prime agricultural lands through APRs or CRs  DFA/ NRCS/ NRWA/
                   and protect natural features such as drumlin swarm    Town
                   (Groton)
Open Space         Monitor additional protection needs in the Snake Hill Land trusts/ MAS/
                   area (Ayer, Groton)                                   NRWA
Open Space         Consider accessability options for multi-use trails:  DEM/ Groton School and
                   Snake Hill (Groton and Ayer), Groton School and       Lawrence Academy/
                   Lawrence Academy (Groton)                             MAS/ NRWA

Recreation        Improve visibility and access of Chap 61 programs for   DEM/ NRWA/ Towns
                  landowners (Groton)                                     (assessors)
Water Quality     Continue intermunicipal comprehensive water resource    DEC/ DEP/ JBOS/
                  planning with particular emphasis on aquifers (Ayer,    MRPC/ NRWA/ Town
                  Groton)
Water Quality     Promote BMPs for new development to mitigate NPS        Town/ MCD/ MRPC/
                  pollution ie: Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation      NRWA
                  Control (Groton)
Water Quality     Promote lawn and natural vegetation riparian buffer     Town/ MRPC/ NRWA
                  BMPs for abutting landowners (Ayer, Groton)
Potential Funding*         Timeline

604b/ Planning For          M to L
Growth
                              I

EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
APR/ Community              I to L
Preservation Act/ DCS
Self Help
                            I to L

staff and volunteer time    I to L



staff and volunteer time      M

319/ 604b/ DEP Well         I to L
Head Protection Plan
(WHPP)/ EO 418
604 b/ EO 418/ Staff          I
time

604 b/ EO 418/ Staff          I
time
                                                                  Monoosnoc
Issue               Recommended Action                                        Responsible and
                                                                              Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Fitchburg,          Cities/ DEP/ MRPC/
                   Leominster)                                                NRWA
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels      MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                              RPAs
Open Space          Protection of additional local water supply lands         Cities/ DCS/ DEM/ Land
                    (Fitchburg, Leominster)                                   trusts/ NRWA

Recreation          Support Monoosnoc Brook greenway and bike path            City/ DEM/ Greenway
                    efforts (Leominster)                                      Committee/ NRWA
Recreation          Protect natural resources within and adjacent to          DEM/ City/ Friends of
                    Coggshall Park from inappropriate uses and develop        Coggshall Park
                    long-range recreational management plan (Fitchburg)
Water Quality       Improve water quality in Pierce and Rockwell Ponds,       City/ DEP/ Fitchburg
                    Monoosnoc Brook (Leominster)                              Stream Team/
                                                                              Monoosnoc Brook
                                                                              Greenway Committee
Water Quantity*    Medium flow stress; therefore, work with those             DEM/ DEP/ SRF/
                   communities in sub-basins experiencing flow stress to      Municipalities
                   plan for future water supply and habitat protection
                   needs. These are current conditions which are
                   expected to degrade to "high flow stress" by 2020.
* Medium flow stress means that the net 7Q10 outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10
consecutive 7 day streamflow that is likely to occur in a ten year period in a particular river segment. * High stress means that
August outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural August average flow.
            Potential Funding*           Timeline

            319*/ 604b/ EO 418             I to L

            EO 418/ Planning for          M to L
            Growth
            ALA/ DCS Self-help/            I to L
            Community Preservation
            Act
            DCS Self Help/ DEM             I to L
            Trails
            staff and volunteer time      M to L


            319                            I to L



            604B/ EO 418                   I to L




ds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10 is the lowest
segment. * High stress means that the net average
e flow.
                                                                       Mulpus
Issue               Recommended Action                                          Responsible and
                                                                                Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Implement Phase II (Lunenburg) and Phase III                 DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                   Stormwater Program (Shirley, Townsend)                       Towns
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels        MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                                RPAs
Open Space          Protect prime wildlife corridors and habitats ie: Brattle   DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    and Squannacook Hills (Shirley)                             Trusts/ NRWA/ Town


Recreation          Help protect habitat areas identified in the Nashua River   DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    watershed habitat assessment report (Lunenburg,             trusts/ NRWA/ Towns
                    Shirley, Townsend)
Water Quality       Promote BMPs for new development to mitigate NPS            Towns/ MCD/ MRPC/
                    pollution - Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentaion             NRWA
                    Control (Lunenburg, Shirley, Townsend)

Water Quantity*    Medium flow stress; therefore, work with those               DEM/ DEP/ SRF/
                   communities in sub-basins experiencing flow stress to Municipalities
                   plan for future water supply and habitat protection
                   needs. These are current conditions which are
                   expected to continue to 2020.
* Medium flow stress means that the net 7Q10 outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10
consecutive 7 day streamflow that is likely to occur in a ten year period in a particular river segment.
            Potential Funding*            Timeline

            319*/ 604b/ EO 418              M to L

            EO 418/ Planning for            M to L
            Growth
            Community Preservation          I to L
            Act/ DCS Self-help/
            Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

            Self help                       I to L


            604 b/ EO 418/ Staff               I
            time


            604B/ EO 418                    I to L




ds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10 is the lowest
segment.
                                                           Nashua Main Stem
Issue             Recommended Action                                      Responsible and
                                                                          Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Leominster, City and Towns/ DEP/
                   Lunenburg, Nashua, Lancaster, Shirley)                 MRPC/ NRPC/ NRWA
Capacity-building Implement Devens Subregional Plan recommendations JBOS/ Towns
                   (Ayer, Harvard, Lancaster)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels  MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                          RPAs
Open Space         Protect the area described as the Throne (West Groton) DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                                                                          Trusts/ NRWA/ Town


Open Space        Protection and restoration of natural resources within    City/ NH DES/ NRWA
                  Mine Falls Park (Nashua)
Open Space        Protect the Nashua River greenway and work with           Fruitlands/ Land Trusts/
                  Fruitlands and partners in other subbasins to protect the NRWA/ Towns/ USFWS
                  viewshed from Prospect Hill (Harvard)

Open Space        Achieve permanent protection for the DFWELE Ayer          DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                  Game Farm (Ayer)                                          Trusts/ NRWA/ Town
Open Space        Protect "Intervale" lands - link between Bolton Flats &   DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                  Oxbow NWR (Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster)                    Trusts/ Towns/ USFWS


Recreation        Support completion of Nashua River greenway               City and Towns/ DEC/
                  protection (Ayer, Bolton, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard,     DEM/ DFWELE/
                  Hollis, Lancaster, Nashua, Pepperell, Shirley)            Landowners/ Non-
                                                                            profits/ NRWA/ USFWS

Recreation        Monitor disposition of South Post lands to USFWS          DEC/ DEM/ JBOS/
                  (Lancaster, Harvard, Ayer, Shirley)                       NRWA/ Towns/ USFWS

Recreation        Encourage rezoning of North Post to open space            DEC/ DEM/ JBOS/
                  (Shirley, Ayer)                                           NRWA/ Towns/ USFWS

Recreation        Protect Intervale lands - link between Bolton Flats &     DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                  Oxbow NWR (Bolton, Lancaster, Harvard)                    Trusts/ NRWA/ Towns/
                                                                            USFWS
Recreation        Remove invasive weeds to promote recreation in            DEM/ NRWA/ Towns
                  Pepperell Pond (Groton, Pepperell)

Recreation        Research boating and recreation management issues         DEM/ NRWA/ Towns
                  (ie: appropriate multi-use) on mainstem Nashua River

Recreation        Provide Lakes and Ponds weed prevention education         COLAP/ DEM/ NRWA/
                                                                            Towns

Recreation         Participate in the development of regional multi-use trail DEC/ DEM/ DFWELE/
                  networks through Devens and beyond                          NRWA/ Towns
Water Quality   Track progress of Combined Sewer Overflow activities          City/ NH DES
                and remediation in City of Nashua
Water Quality   Promote inclusion of phosphorus limits in NPDES               City and Towns/ DEP/
                permits & monitor compliance                                  NRWA
Water Quality   Monitor concentrations of nutrients and bacteria in the       City and Towns/ DEP/
                most impacted segments (Groton, Nashua, Pepperell)            NRWA

Water Quality   Conduct SMART monitoring and instream toxicity                City and Towns/ DEP/
                testing (all towns)                                           EPA/ NRWA
Water Quality   Promote BMPs for new development to mitigate NPS              City and Towns/ MCD/
                pollution - Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation              MRPC/ NRWA
                Control (all towns)
Water Quality   Participate in wastewater facilities planning as it relates   DEC/ DEP/ JBOS/
                to regional water quality issues, especially Ayer and         NRWA/ Towns
                Devens WWTF regionalization plans (Ayer, Harvard,
                Shirley)
Potential Funding*         Timeline

604b/ EO 418/ Planning      M to L
for Growth
EO 418/ Planning for          I
Growth
EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self-help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

                            I to L

Community Preservation      M to L
Act/ DCS Self-help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

                            I to M

Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self-help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

DCS Self-help/ DEM/         I to L
Forest Legacy/ LCHIP



staff and volunteer time    I to L


staff and volunteer time    I to M


DCS Self-help/ DEM/         I to M
DFW/ USFWS

DEM Lakes and Ponds/        I to L
DEP 104b/ staff and
volunteer time
staff and volunteer time    I to M


DEM Lakes and Ponds/        I to L
staff and volunteer time

DEM Trails Grants           M to L
staff time               I

staff time               I

EOEA/ Staff and        I to L
volunteer time

EOEA/ EPA/ Staff and   I to L
volunteer time
604 b/ EO 418/ Staff     I
time

SRF/ Staff time        I to M
                                                      nissitissit



                                                                     Nissitissit
Issue               Recommended Action                                           Responsible and
                                                                                 Potential Partners
Capacity-building   Work with NH towns (Brookline, Hollis, Mason, Milford)       NHOSP/ NRPC/ RPAs/
                    on growth management                                         Towns
Capacity-building   Implement Phase III Stormwater Program (all towns)           DEP/ NH DES/ NRPC/
                                                                                 NRWA/ SWRPC/ Towns

Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels    MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                            RPAs
Open Space          Protect lands relating to Belmont Springs holdings-Gulf DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    Brook (Pepperell)                                       Trusts/ NRWA/ Town
Open Space          Support the ongoing efforts of the Squannassit Regional DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    Reserve Initiative and support stewardship of ACEC      Trusts/ NRWA/ Towns
                    (Pepperell, Townsend)

Open Space          Support completion of Nissitissit Greenway protection        Land Trusts/ NRWA/
                    (Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Pepperell, Townsend)            Towns

Open Space          Protect lands identified by the Source Water                 DEM/DFWELE/Land
                    Stewardship Project                                          Trusts/NRWA/Town
Recreation          Address Lake Potanapo invasive weed infestation              NHDES/ Town
                    (Brookline)
Water Quality       Support Source Water Stewardship Project                     Town



Water Quality       Support a River Sanctuary type designation for the NH        NH DES/ NRPC/ NRWA/
                    portions of the sub-basin (Hollis, Mason, Milford)           SPNHF/ Towns

Water Quality       Maintain cold water fishery in Nissitissit (Hollis, Mason,   Beaver Brook
                    Milford, Pepperell, Townsend)                                Association/ DFWELE/
                                                                                 NH DES/ NRWA/
                                                                                 Towns/ Trout Unlimited
                                    nissitissit




Potential Funding*       Timeline

                            I

604b                        L


EO 418/ Planning for      M to L
Growth
ALA/ Forest Legacy/       I to L
LCHP
Community Preservation    I to L
Act/ DCS Self-help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

DCS Self-help/ NPS        I to L
Rivers &Trails Program

ALA/ Forest               I to L
Legacy/LCHP
319                       M to L

NRWA; Source Water          I
Stewardship Committee;
EPA & In-Kind

staff time                M to L


staff time                I to L
                                                              North Nashua
Issue              Recommended Action                                       Responsible and
                                                                            Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Fitchburg,         Cities/ DEP/ MRPC/
                   Leominster)                                              NRWA
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels    MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                            RPAs
Open Space         Promote river corridor protection (Fitchburg, Lancaster, Cities and Towns/ Land
                   Leominster)                                              Trusts/ NRWA
Open Space         Support completion of Nashua River Greenway              Land Trusts/ NRWA/
                   protection (Fitchburg, Leominster, Lancaster)            Towns
Recreation         Support the development of the Riverfront Park in        City/ Fitchburg Stream
                   Fitchburg seeking to extend length                       Team/ Landowners/
                                                                            MRPC/ NRWA
Recreation         Support additional efforts for greenway & bike path      City/ Fitchburg Stream
                   linking "daylighting" brook at Sheldon and West Streets Team/ Landowners/
                   at former Woolen Mill (Fitchburg)                        MRPC/ NRWA
Recreation         Remedy potentially dangerous dam fragments on North City/ DEM/ Greenway
                   Nashua River at Leominster Italian-American Club         Committee/ NRWA

Water Quality      Monitor compliance with NPDES permits (Fitchburg,       DEP/ EPA/ Fitchburg
                   Lancaster, Leominster)                                  Stream Team/ NRWA
Water Quality      Address instream toxicity issues and monitor low DO,    DEP/ EOEA/ Fitchburg
                   nutrient concentration, bacteria and pathogens          Stream Team/ NRWA
                   (Fitchburg, Lancaster, Leominster)
Water Quality      Conduct an impact evaluation for this segment           DEP
                   (Fitchburg)
Water Quality      Participate in the USACOE flood protection projects     City/ DEM/ DFWELE/
                   (Fitchburg)                                             Fitchburg Stream Team/
                                                                           NRWA
Water Quality      Monitor the fishery and fisheries habitat enhancement   Cities & Town/ DEM/
                   (Fitchburg, Lancaster, Leominster)                      DFWELE/ Fitchburg
                                                                           Stream Team/ NRWA
Water Quality      Restore Spectacle Pond; monitor WQ
Potential Funding*       Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418          I

EO 418/ Planning for      M to L
Growth
DCS Self-help/ Forest     I to L
Legacy
DCS Self-help/ NPS        I to L
Rivers &Trails Program
DFWELE/ TEA 21/           I to L
USACOE (1135)

DFWELE/ TEA 21/           I to L
USACOE (1135)

DEM Trails/ TEA 21        I to L


staff time                I to L

EOEA/ SRF/ staff time     I to L


EOEA/ Staff and           I to M
volunteer time
1135/ EOEA                I to L


Section 206 of WRDA       I to L
1996: Aquatic
Ecosystem Restoration
                                                                     Phillips
Issue               Recommended Action                                     Responsible and
                                                                           Potential Partners
Capacity-building   Implement Phase II (Leominster, Westminster) and       DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                    Phase III Stormwater Program (Ashburnham)              Towns
Capacity-building   Promote Community Preservation Act; assist Town        Town
                    getting necessary technology & software



Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels  MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                          RPAs
Open Space          Protect portions of Van Hazinga property (Ashburnham) DEM/ Land Trusts/
                                                                          NRWA/ Town

Open Space          Protect Phillips Brook gorge (Fitchburg)               City/ Land trusts/
                                                                           Neighborhood
                                                                           Association/ NRWA
Open Space          Monitor Chapter 61 lands for potential acquisition
                    (Ashburnham, Fitchburg, Westminster)
Open Space          Extend protection for Muddy Pond (Westminster)         DEM/ Land trusts/ Town

Recreation          Enhance McTaggarts Pond through additional land        City/ COLAP/ DEM
                    protection and educational materials (Fitchburg)
Recreation          Develop public swimming site in Ashburnham             DEM/ Town
Recreation          Promote easement protection of the Mid State Trail     DEM/ Land trusts/ Mid-
                    (Ashburnham, Princeton, Westminster)                   state Trail Association/
                                                                           NRWA/ Towns
Water Quality       Protect high water quality in the sub-basin            DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                    (Ashburnham, Fitchburg, Westminster)                   Towns
Water Quality       Monitor NPDES permits (Ashburnham, Fitchburg,          DEP/ Fitchburg Stream
                    Westminster)                                           Team/ NRWA
Water Quality       Investigate effects of CSOs on brook (Fitchburg)       City/ Fitchburg Stream
                                                                           Team/ NRWA
Potential Funding*       Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418        M to L

Land Trust/ Town




EO 418/ Planning for      M to L
Growth
Community Preservation    I to L
Act/ DCS Self-help/
LCIPS
DCS Self-help               L


                            ?

DCS Self Help             M to L

DCS Self-help/ DEM          ?
Trails & Greenways
DCS Self-help/ 319        M to L
DEM Trails &              I to L
Greenways/ staff and
volunteer time
EO 418/ Planning for      I to L
Growth
staff time                I to L
                                                                  Quinapoxet
Issue               Recommended Action                                         Responsible and
                                                                               Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Implement Phase II (Holden) and Phase III Stormwater        CMRPC/ DEP/ MRPC/
                   Program (Paxton, Princeton, Rutland)                        NRWA/ Towns
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels       MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                               RPAs
Open Space          Continued protection of local water supply lands and       DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    continued support for MDC-MWRA water supply                trusts/ MDC/ NRWA/
                    protections (Holden, Princeton, Rutland)                   Towns

Recreation          Support Wachusett area greenway protection and             City of Worcester/
                    promote rail trail development (Holden, Princeton,         Friends of Wachusett
                    Rutland)                                                   Watershed/ Land trusts/
                                                                               MDC/ NRWA/
                                                                               Wachusett Greenways
Recreation          Support the installation of a fish ladder at the Oakdale   City of Worcester/
                    dam as well as provide education and exhibit materials     DFWELE/ EOEA/ MDC/
                    to accompany dam (West Boylston)                           National Fish & Wildlife
                                                                               Foundation/ USFWS

Water Quality      Protect and enhance flows in the Quinapoxet within           City of Worcester/ MDC/
                   Holden and West Boylston                                     MWRA
Water Quality      Improve water quality conditions in Chaffins Brook           MDC/ Towns
                   (Holden)
Water Quantity*    Medium stress on Quinapoxet River 2 (upper reaches           DEM/ DEP/ SRF/
                   from the Quinapoxet reservoir up); therefore, work with Municipalities
                   those communities in sub-basins experiencing flow
                   stress to plan for future water supply and habitat
                   protection needs. These are current conditions which
                   are expected to continue to 2020; however, Quinapoxet
                   River 1 (lower reaches from the Quinapoxet reservoir
                   down) are expected to degrade to medium stress by
                   2020.
* Medium flow stress means that the net 7Q10 outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10
consecutive 7 day streamflow that is likely to occur in a ten year period in a particular river segment.
            Potential Funding*            Timeline

            319*/ 604b/ EO 418              M to L

            EO 418/ Planning for            Mto L
            Growth
            Community Preservation          I to L
            Act/ DCS Self help/
            Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

            DCS Self-help/ DEM/             I to L
            DFWELE/ Forest Legacy



                                            I to M




            Staff and volunteer time        I to L

            Staff time                      I to M

            604B/ EO 418                    I to L




ds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10 is the lowest
segment.
                                                                South Nashua
Issue             Recommended Action                                      Responsible and
                                                                          Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Phase II (Clinton) and Phase III Stormwater DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                   Program (Lancaster, Sterling)                          Towns
Capacity-building Provide support for monitoring construction and         CMRPC & MRPC/
                   development projects (Clinton, Lancaster, Sterling)    NRWA/ Towns
Capacity-building Implement Devens Subregional Plan recommendations JBOS/ NRWA/ Towns
                   (Lancaster)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels  MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                          RPAs
Open Space         Protect South Nashua Greenway, floodplain and "prairie DEM/ Land Trusts/ Town
                   bluffs" (Clinton, Lancaster)

Recreation        Extend trail networks linking existing trails and railroad   DEM/ Lands Trusts/
                  rights of way (Clinton)                                      MRPC/ NRWA/ Town
Recreation        Support recreational improvements on Coachlace,              COLAP/ DEM/DEP/
                  Mossy & South Meadow Ponds (Clinton)                         NRWA/ South Meadow
                                                                               Pond and Nature
                                                                               Association/ Town
Water Quality     Reduce impacts of largely impervious area (Clinton)          DEP/ MWRA/ Town
Water Quality     Address CSO issues within the Phase II Stormwater            DEP/CMRPA/
                  Framework (Clinton)                                          NRWA/Town
Water Quality     Facilitate discussions to increase flows over the            MDC/ MWRA/ NRWA/
                  Wachusett Dam (Clinton)                                      Town
Water Quality     Promote water quality improvements at Coachlace and          DEP/ MDC/ So.Meadow
                  South Meadow Ponds (Clinton) and E. Lake                     Pond and Nature Assoc./
                  Waschacum (Sterling)                                         Town
Water Quality     Monitor NPDES permit (Clinton, Sterling, Lancaster)          DEP/ MWRA/ Towns
Potential Funding*         Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418          M to L

604b                          I

EO 418/ Planning for          I
Growth
EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self help

DEM/ TEA 21                   L

319/ DEM Lakes &            M to L
Ponds


319/ 604b/ staff time       I to M
319/604b/ EO418             I to M

Staff and volunteer time    I to M

319/ DEM Lakes and          I to L
Ponds/ staff time

Staff and volunteer time      L
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                                                               Squannacook
Issue               Recommended Action                                       Responsible and
                                                                             Potential Partners
Capacity-building   Implement Phase II (Groton) and Phase III Townsend,      DEP/ MRPC/ NMCOG/
                    New Ipswich, Mason) Stormwater Program                   NRWA/ RPAs/ Towns

Capacity-building   Work with NH towns on growth management                  NH OSP/ NRWA/
                                                                             SWPRC
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels     MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                             RPAs
Open Space          Support Squannacook greenway protection and the          DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    ongoing efforts of the Squannassit Regional Reserve      Trusts/ NRWA/ Towns
                    Initiative (Ashby, Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich,
                    Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend) and support stewardship
                    of Squannassit ACEC (Ashby, Pepperell, Shirley,
                    Townsend)
Open Space          Protect lands identified by the Source Water             DEM/DFWELE/Land
                    Stewardship Project                                      Trusts/NRWA/Town
Recreation          Promote extended rail trail development (Ayer, Groton,   DEM/ Land Trusts/
                    Townsend)                                                NRWA/ Rails to Trails
                                                                             Conservancy/ Towns
Water Quality       Support Source Water Stewardship Project                 Town



Water Quality       Remediate Harbor Pond and support the establishment COLAP/ DEP/ DFWELE/
                    of a pond association (Townsend)                    NRWA/ Town

Water Quality       Maintain cold water fishery in Squannacook (Ashby,       DFWELE/ NH DES/
                    Townsend, Greenville, New Ipswich, Mason, Shirley,       NRWA/ Towns/ Trout
                    Groton)                                                  Unlimited
Water Quality       Remediate Thompson Pond (Groton, Shirley)                DEM/ NRWA/ Towns
Water Quality       Support a River Sanctuary type designation for the NH    NH DES/ NRWA/
                    portions of the sub-basin                                SWRPC/ Towns
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Potential Funding*       Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418        M to L


?                            I

EO 418/ Planning for      M to L
Growth
Community Preservation     I toL
Act/ DCS Self help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS



ALA/ Forest               I to L
Legacy/LCHP
DEM Trails/ TEA 21        I to L


NRWA; Source Water           I
Stewardship Committee;
EPA & In-Kind

319/ DEM Lakes and        M to L
Ponds/ staff time

staff time                I to L


DEM Lakes and Ponds       I to M
staff time                   L
                                                                   Still
Issue             Recommended Action                                     Responsible and
                                                                         Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Devens Subregional Plan recommendations JBOS/ NRWA/ Towns
                   (Harvard, Lancaster)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                         RPAs
Open Space         Support completion of Still River Greenway protection Land Trusts/ NRWA/
                   (Harvard)                                             Towns
Open Space         Protect lands from the Oxbow NWR to Pine Hill and     DEM/ Friends of Oxbow/
                   Bolton Flats (Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster)             Land trusts/ Towns/
                                                                         USFWS

Open Space        Monitor disposition of Devens South Post to USFWS        DEC/ DEM/ DEP/
                  (Lancaster)                                              DFWELE/ Friends of
                                                                           Oxbow/ Land Trusts/
                                                                           NRWA/ Towns/ USFWS

Recreation        Link trail networks between Bolton Flats, Oxbow NWR      Central MA Trails
                  and Devens (Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster)                  Committee/ DEC/ DEM/
                                                                           Land Trusts/ NPS/
                                                                           NRWA/ Towns/ USFWS

Water Quality     Begin intermunicipal comprehensive water resource        DEM/ DEP/ MAPC/
                  planning (Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster)                    MRPC/ NRWA/ Towns
Potential Funding*         Timeline

EO 418/ Planning for          I
Growth
EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
DCS Self-help/ NPS          I to L
Rivers &Trails Program
Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

staff and volunteer time      L




DEM Trails/ NPS Rivers/     I to L




604b/ EO 418                M to L
                                                                  Stillwater
Issue             Recommended Action                                      Responsible and
                                                                          Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Holden,          City and Towns/
                   Leominster, West Boylston, Westminster, Boylston,      CMRPC/ DEM/ DEP/
                   Sterling), Phase III (Princeton)                       MRPC/ NRWA/ RPAs
Capacity-building Encourage greater use of Chapter 61 for land protection DEM/ NRWA/ Towns
                   (Princeton and Sterling)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels  MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                          RPAs
Open Space         Protect high priority habitat areas near Hycrest Pond  DFWELE/ Land Trusts/
                   south of Justice Hill Road (Sterling)                  MDC/ NRWA/ Towns


Open Space        Continued protection of local water supply lands and       DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                  continued support for MDC-MWRA water supply                trusts/ MDC/ NRWA/
                  protections (Sterling)                                     Towns

Recreation        Support greenways to link communities via                  DEM/ Land trusts/ MDC/
                  intermunicipal trails and open spaces, and in particular   NRWA/ Towns/
                  the Mass Central Rail Trail (Sterling, Princeton, W.       Wachusett Greenways
                  Boylston, Holden, Leominster, Westminster)

Recreation        Promote use of the Stillwater Farm for an educational      MDC/ Town
                  resource for watershed protection as well as an eco-
                  tourist destination (Sterling)
Water Quality     Address beaver contamination issues (Sterling)             DEP/ DFWELE/ MDC/
                                                                             Town

Water Quality     Help develop and disseminate BMPs for small-scale,         DEP/ DFA/ MDC/ NRCS/
                  hobby type agricultural operations eg: horse stables       Towns/ Worcester
                  (Holden, Princeton, Sterling)                              Conservation District

Water Quality     Address water quality problems in The Quag, Bartlett,      COLAP/ DEP/ NRWA/
                  and West Waushacum Ponds (Sterling)                        Town
Potential Funding*         Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418          M to L


                              I

EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self help/
Forest Legacy/ LCIPS

DEM Trails/ TEA 21          I to L




Staff and volunteer time    M to L


319/ Aquifer Land           I to L
Acquisition Program/
DEP Source Protection
319/ staff time             I to L



319/ DEM Lakes and          I to L
Ponds/ staff time
                                                                   Unkety
Issue               Recommended Action                                      Responsible and
                                                                            Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Implement Phase II (Groton) and Phase III Stormwater     DEP/ MRPC/ NMCOG/
                   Program (Dunstable)                                      NRWA/ RPAs/ Towns
Capacity-building Evaluate need for updating FEMA maps for this area        FEMA/ Towns
                   (Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels    MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                            RPAs
Open Space          Promote open space protection in Pepperell center       DEM/ Land Trusts/
                    upriver through Dunstable to Hollis townline            NRWA/ Towns

Open Space          Protect important herpetofauna habitat of state-wide    DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    importance i.e.: promote alternative road crossing      Trusts/ NRWA/ Towns
                    options for the turtles and salamanders (Dunstable,
                    Groton)
Recreation          Assure the continuation of the Ayer to Dunstable Rail   DEM/ Land Trust/s
                    Trail to Hollis                                         NRWA/ Towns
Recreation          Promote the development of a greenway committee in      Land Trusts/ NRWA/
                    Dunstable & Pepperell                                   Towns
Water Quality       Help develop and disseminate BMPs for small-scale,      DEP/ DFA/ MDC/
                    hobby type agricultural operations eg: horse stables    Middlesex Conservation
                    (Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell)                          District/ NRCS/ Towns
Potential Funding*         Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418          M to L

                              I

EO 418/ Planning for        M to L
Growth
Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self help/
LCIPS
Community Preservation      I to L
Act/ DCS Self help/
LCIPS

DEM Trails/ TEA 21          I to M

Staff and volunteer time    I to L

319/ staff time             I to L
                                                                Wachusett
Issue              Recommended Action                                       Responsible and
                                                                            Potential Partners
Capacity-building Implement Phase II Stormwater Program (Holden, West CMRPC/ DEP/ NRWA/
                   Boylston, Boylston, Sterling)                            Towns
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels    MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                            RPAs
Open Space         Continued protection of local water supply lands and     DEM/ Land Trusts/
                   continued support for MDC-MWRA water supply              MDC/ NRWA/ Towns
                   protections (Boylston, Sterling, West Boylston)
Recreation         Support greenways to link communities via                DEM/ Land trusts/ MDC/
                   intermunicipal trails and open spaces, and in particular NRWA/ Rails to Trails
                   the Mass Central Rail Trail (Holden, Paxton, Rutland,    Conservancy/ Towns/
                   Sterling, W. Boylston)                                   Wachusett Greenways

Recreation         Improve gating to control detrimental activities             MDC/ Towns
                   (Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Sterling, W. Boylston)
Recreation         Improved access to MDC lands at Pine Hill Reservoir          City of Worcester Water
                   (Paxton)                                                     Supply/ MDC
Water Quality      Promote water quality improvements at Gates Brook,           DEP/ MDC/ Towns
                   West Boylston Brook, Malagasco and Scarlett Brooks
                   (Boylston, Holden, Sterling, W. Boylston) [as noted in
                   the MDC Sanitary Surveys]
Water Quantity*    Medium flow stress; therefore, work with those
                   communities in sub-basins experiencing flow stress to
                   plan for future water supply and habitat protection
                   needs. These are current conditions which are
                   expected to continue to 2020.
* Medium flow stress means that the net 7Q10 outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10
consecutive 7 day streamflow that is likely to occur in a ten year period in a particular river segment.
            Potential Funding*            Timeline

            319*/ 604b/ EO 418              M to L

            EO 418/ Planning for            M to L
            Growth
            ALA/ Community                  I to L
            Preservation Act/ DCS
            Self help/ LCIPS
            DEM Trails/ TEA 21              I to L




            Staff time                         I

            Staff time                      M to L

            319/ DEP Source                 I to L
            Protection/ MDC TA
            grants




ds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10 is the lowest
segment.
                                                               Wekepeke
Issue             Recommended Action                                      Responsible and
                                                                          Potential Partners
Capacity-building Encourage greater use of Chapter 61 for land protection DEM/NRWA/ Towns
                   (Lancaster, Leominster)
Capacity-building Implement Devens Subregional Plan recommendations JBOS/ NRWA/ Towns
                   (Lancaster)
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels  MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                          RPAs
Open Space         Protect riparian zones for habitat and water quality   DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                   especially threatened lands adjacent to Wekepeke       Trusts/ NRWA/ Towns
                   Brook (Sterling)

Water Quality      Protect Wekepeke aquifer by limiting impervious cover DEP/ MRPC/ NRWA/
                   and monitoring development and water quality impacts Towns
                   (Leominster, Sterling)
Water Quantity*    Medium flow stress; therefore, work with those               DEM/ DEP/ SRF/
                   communities in sub-basins experiencing flow stress to Municipalities
                   plan for future water supply and habitat protection
                   needs. These are current conditions which are
                   expected to continue to 2020.
* Medium flow stress means that the net 7Q10 outflow from the sub-basin equals or exceeds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10
consecutive 7 day streamflow that is likely to occur in a ten year period in a particular river segment.
            Potential Funding*            Timeline

            ?                                  I

            EO 418/ Planning for               I
            Growth
            EO 418/ Planning for            M to L
            Growth
            ALA/ Community                  I to L
            Preservation Act/ DCS
            Self help/ LCIPS/ Towns

            DEP water supply                I to L
            protection programs/ EO
            418
            604B/ EO 418                    I to L




ds the estimated natural 7Q10. 7Q10 is the lowest
segment.
                                                                   Whitman
Issue               Recommended Action                                     Responsible and
                                                                           Potential Partners
Capacity-building  Implement Phase II (Fitchburg, Westminster) and         DEP/ NRWA/ RPAs/
                   Phase III Stormwater Program (Gardner)                  Towns
Capacity -building Acquire GIS capacity and inventory/prioritize parcels   MassGIS/Municipalities/
                                                                           RPAs
Open Space          Protect western edge of Muddy Pond and Lake            DEM/ DFWELE/ Land
                    Wampanoag (Westminster)                                Trusts/ NRWA/ Towns


Recreation          Work to ensure permanent easements for the Mid-state DEM/ Mid-state Trail
                    Trail (Ashburnham, Westminster)                      Association/ NRWA/
                                                                         Towns/ Wachusett
                                                                         Greenways
Recreation          Promote the extension of the Gardner to Winchendon   DEM/ Land Trusts/
                    rail trail through Ashburnham                        NRWA/ Rails to Trails
                                                                         Conservancy/ Towns
Water Quality       Monitor nutrients and identify sources of phosphate  DEP/ NRWA/ Towns
                    inputs to the river (Westminster)
Potential Funding*        Timeline

319*/ 604b/ EO 418         M to L

EO 418/ Planning for       M to L
Growth
ALA/ Community             I to L
Preservation Act/ DCS
Self help/ LCIPS/ Towns

DEM Trails/ TEA 21         I to L



DEM Trails/ TEA 21         I to L


104 b/ Staff time/           L
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