McQuesten Brook Watershed Restoration Project
The New Hampshire Rivers Council, with grants from the NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation is working with the City of Manchester, the Town of Bedford, and other groups to protect and improve the McQuesten Brook watershed. This unique area and valuable resource is partially located in Bedford and on Manchester's west side, between Second and South Main Streets.
- McQuesten Brook supports one of the state's highest quality populations of self-sustaining wild brook trout as well as a variety of other wildlife.
- Stormwater and its runoff can include chemicals, sediments, nutrients, and toxins that are washed into McQuesten Brook after rainfall, snowmelt, or from lawns, car washing and other activities. These materials have harmful effects on the habitat, water quality, and the rare and special brook trout that live in McQuesten Brook and McQuesten Pond.
- The residents and businesses in the McQuesten watershed are the only ones who can help reduce pollution and improve water quality and wildlife habitat.
The Homeowners Guide to Stormwater Management Do-It-Yourself Guide to Stormwater Management has great solutions—many that you can implement right now. Learn my by clicking here.
To help reduce residential and commercial stormwater runoff, the New Hampshire Rivers Council welcomes your questions, comments, and suggestions to make this project a success. Learn more about this watershed by clicking here to view the map.
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