AMC Outdoors: New Mass. River Conservation Initiative

Paddlers, spare that treeā€”or branch, or brush, or other woody, riverborne debris!

That's the basic conservation message being promoted by a new AMC initiative aimed at helping Massachusetts waterways retain a natural state. The goal is to benefit the waterways and the fish and wildlife species that depend on them for habitat.

Working in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game Riverways Program, and aided by funding from the Fields Pond Foundation, AMC has launched the new rivers conservation initiative, an online and on-paper effort designed to help paddlers of the commonwealth's streams become aware of the ecological importance of protecting naturally occurring, in-stream woody debris.

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