The construction of a 600-foot culvert in Wreck Pond has picked back up after the project was halted in April due to the appearance of protected beach-nesting birdsWhen pipe is done, which is now expected to be some time in mid-December, adronomous species, like alewife and blueback herring, will have a new, lighted passage into Wreck Pond.The project was started in January as part of an overall mitigation measure at the oft-flooded and silted pond. It was stopped April 8 when monitors found a colony of least terns and a pair of American oystercatchers. HERRING RUN: Installation of fish passage pipe begins at Wreck PondThe U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife said the terns are state-listed endangered species and the oystercatchers are a species of concern.“This is the first time least tern have nested on site since Hurricane Sandy in 2012,” said Katie Conrad, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Conrad said the least tern colony had a peak size of 26 adults and successfully fledged 11 young. The American oystercatchers attempted two nests, but both nests were most likely killed by foxes before hatching.The culvert will open up a passageway between the Atlantic Ocean, the pond and its tributaries for migratory fish that use the watershed for a nursery.It was… Read full this story
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