The Straits Pond Watershed Association conducts education, outreach and coordination, seasonal water quality monitoring, and annual pond clean-ups.
Educational Materials & Reports:
Some Things You Can Do To Make a Difference (including a section on Attractive Native Plants Requiring Minimal Maintenance)
SPWA - West Corner Culvert by Augie Stratoti & Bill McNamara
West Corner Routine Culvert Inspection by Massachusetts Highway Department (6/26/2000; Structure #BRI 749-T04-000)
West Corner Culvert by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (11-03-2000)
West Corner Culvert by Coler & Colantonio
SPWA - Pond Flow Analysis by Augie Stratoti & Bill McNamara
Flow Study of Straits Pond and the Weir River Estuary by ENSR International
Weir River Natural Resource Inventory by Urban Harbors Institute
Midge Management Recommendations For Straits Pond by ESS, Inc.
Larvae and Adult Midge
Water Quality: Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Salinity, Bacteria
Storm Water Quality
Tidal Flow at West Corner Culvert
Coastal Survey for Adopt-A-Stream
27 tree swallow bird houses built by Pete Curtis & installed by John Loupos
SPWA members assisted in Eagle Scout project at Wadleigh Park in Cohasset
Wentworth Institute Senior Project Presentation: Spring 2001
Geology of the Gun Rock and Black Rock Beaches with Declan DePoar: these coasts are of international geologic interest.
Bird Walks with Sally Avery: over 66 species of birds have been identified
Coastsweep - Massachusetts' Annual Coastal Cleanup: fall cleanup of Strait Pond, and Gun Rock & Black Rock Beaches
Spring Cleanup/Picnic - Straits Pond, and Gun Rock & Black Rock Beaches