Four weeks have gone by already? Wow, time flies. During this week at Piers Park and Courageous, we did some new things. My team and I went finishing on the Belle last Tuesday with Courageous. We caught two spider crabs, one skate, and seven striped bass!! The looks on the kids' faces when they caught the fish had to be the best part. While at Piers, we’ve been doing mini educational lessons. We taught the children about how the moon affects the tide and how overfishing can lead to fishes going extinct, while keeping it fun and interactive! It’s always a great time when you can teach kids about something they find fascinating.
Thanks to the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant and Spectacle Island being a trash dump, us Bostonians can be proud to say our harbor is one of the cleanest in the country! The Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant was a $3.8 billion program created to protect the Boston Harbor against pollution from Boston’s sewer systems. The plant was operated by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in 1995 and became fully operational in 2000, and even since then, the Boston Harbor has been one of the cleanest harbors in the world! Before the treatment plant was put in place, everything that went into our toilets and sewers from Boston and Quincy ended up in the harbor! That led to the harbor being very dirty and smelly and even caused people to get tetanus shots after they went in.
I can't wait to find out even more facts while on the job and creating ever-lasting memories! See you later!