Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fishing 101 on the Fort Point Channel

Yesterday I had a chance to watch new fishers try their hand on the Fort Point Channel! I worked with Save the Harbor this summer on water quality in the Fort Point Channel, and Fishing 101 at the Boston Children's Museum was our culminating event.

I collected water samples over the summer to evaluate the quality of the water in the Channel. The results show that the Channel is clean enough for fishing almost every day! We had a group of summer staffers out on the Channel to help teach families and visitors how to fish and to bring Bostonians back to the water.
Adela and Jasmine joined us from Worcester.

We had visitors from Tyngsboro, Worcester, Revere, Newton, Braintree, and much more. It was a successful day as people from all over Massachusetts came to enjoy the Channel and catch some fish!

Bruce Berman and some of our fishers admired their catch.

We hope to see even more people for Fishing 101 next summer!


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