Learn About Our Fuzzy Friends Renovating Waterways: Beavers March 2

Image courtesy Lincoln Conservation

As many of us Westonians know, the beavers live among us. The Owl is a huge fan of beavers who are among the most gifted architects in Metrowest, and never need approval from the Planning Board. You can see a past Owl about the beavers who have moved in along Cherry Brook: https://westonowl.com/2021/10/13/beavers-move-into-cherry-brook-flouting-stormwater-regs/.

It is further believed that beavers are responsible for the recent flooding of the spillway which is not supposed to be a spillway but rather a dam. Multiple photos of chomped trees have been sent to Weston Forest & Trail Association. I for one do not like to send these photos because if beavers get named a nuisance, they head to the happy hunting ground in the sky. Not so happy, really.

Fortunately, we have the town of Lincoln to our north, a place that believes in nature and not building gigantasaurus rex houses everywhere there is space. Sorry, did I say that out loud? Okay, there are exceptions, a glaring one being in Twin Ponds. Wait, have I gotten de-railed again? Oops. Let’s go to Lincoln’s official notice:

Lincoln Conservation Coffee (Zoom)
Sponsored by Lincoln Conservation Department & Lincoln Land Conservation Trust/Rural Land Foundation
Thursday, March 2nd, 2023, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

“Beavers live among us in Lincoln, and the dams they build create ecosystems that, according to the EPA, are as valuable as coral reefs and rainforests. However, sometimes beaver dams cause problems for human land use. Join us for a presentation to learn about the history, benefits, and challenges of beavers from Mike Callahan of Beaver Solutions LLC who has personally resolved over 1,900 human-beaver conflicts, including many here in Lincoln.”

Try not to think too much about all of the nuances of the word “resolved.”

Stay for the presentation, and then if you are interested Lincoln’s Conservation Department and LLCT Staff will give an update on recent and upcoming conservation projects.

Direct Zoom Link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91366699916?pwd=cXFlWXJ3UjNCVDFKRmpJS3A4bHlNZz09

Please contact conservation@lincolntown.org or 781-259-2612 with any questions.

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