Welcome to The Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance
Our mission is to protect and restore water quality to maintain the social, economic, and environmental stability in our towns and in the region.
Join us for our Gravel Road Workshop July 31st
Wednesday, May 29 at the Acton Town Hall from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. Most municipalities are now requiring contractors working in the Shoreland Zone to be certified if they are involved with soil disturbance activity, making certification a pre-requisite if you are doing...
Firehose Diverters Purpose: The goal is to divert water off of paved driveways as quickly as possible into vegetation or an infiltration BMP where it can be controlled and soak into the ground. Firehose diverters work great for homeowners that plow in the winter. You...read more
Turnouts Diverting water off roads and driveways. Purpose: Any camp road, even properly constructed ones, alter natural drainage patterns. On camp roads, the biggest concern is to get water off the road surface as quickly as possible. When surface water is not drained...read more
Retrofitted Infiltration StepsRetrofitting steps to control erosion on paths. Purpose: Infiltration steps use crushed stone to slow down and infiltrate runoff. They are effective on moderate slopes, but consider building wooden stairways on 1:1 slopes (45°) or areas...read more