Cold Water Matters: An Overview of Recent Stream Restoration and Preservation Efforts in Massachusetts with Bill Pastuzek

Gathering and refreshments at 6:30 PM, program begins at 7:00 PM sharp.

Bill Pastuzek is the current president of the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He has been fly fishing since he took a canoe trip into northern Ontario after college. His interest in the environment and conservation dates back to the original data collection for the UMass Acid Rain Project.

Bill will speak of recent stream restoration and preservation efforts by Trout Unlimited in MA. While not a fish biologist or stream scientist, he will provide some viewpoints on trout (and other fish), fly fishing, and the drought.

Bill heads a commercial real estate appraisal practice in Newton, MA where he also lives with his wife. His two children live in Paris and Canada. He is an active instructor and educational developer and has taught for many organizations and educational institutions.

Furnace Brook (Trout Brook) flows from above Sylvia Place Pond down through Soules Pond and Sampson Park, and enters the river about halfway between Wapping Road and Elm Street. This brook has been declared a “Cold Water Fishery” by Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife because of its spawning population of native brook trout. We will be working with the Town of Kingston, DFW, Wildlands Trust, Trout Unlimited and others to help ensure that this important local resource is protected during and following dam removal, and well into the future. We hope you will become engaged in this effort to provide long term stewardship of this important natural asset. Let’s get going – come to the program this Thursday!