Author: mbarrett

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Horn Pond Brook Restoration

The City of Woburn will present the Horn Pond Brook restoration design along with a green infrastructure feature to be installed near the Horn Pond boat ramp. Please come to share your questions and comments. Tuesday July 14, 2020 4:30-5:30 Online using the Zoom virtual meeting platform. Please register at  Virtual meeting information will … Continued

Scoop the Poop!

Do Your “Doody” for Clean Water: Scoop the Poop! The weather is getting warmer and we’ve all been inside for a while.  Getting outside with your four-footed best friend is great for them and you, but please remember to clean up after them! You hate stepping in it. And fish hate swimming in it. Always … Continued

Spring Lawn Care and Water Quality

Giving your lawn some extra TLC during these days at home? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number).  And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is … Continued

When the leaves lose their luster. Yard Waste Pick Up December 2-6, 2019.

Keep our rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams clean —  Bag Your Leaves! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains! Blocking storm drains can cause flooding, and large amounts of leaves in our water can lead to an excess of decaying organic material in … Continued

Pool Water Drainage

This time of year, those of us with swimming pools are getting ready to close them, if we haven’t already.  However, it’s important to remember that it is not appropriate to simply run a drain hose out to the street.  This allows chlorinated water to enter our stormwater system and therefore our rivers, streams and … Continued

Scoop the Poop!

Do Your “Doody” for Clean Water: Scoop the Poop! You hate stepping in it. And fish hate swimming in it. Always pick up after your pet to prevent harmful bacteria from ending up in our water. When it rains, dog poop and other pollutants are carried over our sidewalks, driveways, and roads into the nearest … Continued

New Clapp Park Nearing Completion

The New Clapp Park is nearing completion!  See the video below for an updated view!     Also you can watch previous construction update videos on our Clapp Park Construction updates page here.

Park Construction Updates

Work continues on the new Clapp Park, but is winding down.  Here’s an aerial video showing the site from July 16, 2019.     Also moving ahead is work at Ferullo Field to add new flag poles at the front and the dog park.  Here’s a video from July 16, 2019 showing the progress at … Continued

Stormwater for Kids Web Page and Project Updates!

The Engineering Department is pleased to unveil a fun, new Stormwater for Kids web page.  This new page includes information for kids, parents and teachers to learn about stormwater and the water cycle.  It also announces a new campaign that will be coming this fall just for kids!  So stay tuned!  (Hint: Quack, quack!) Also … Continued

Draft Stormwater Management Plan Public Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE City of Woburn Stormwater Management Plan The City of Woburn is required to obtain a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to discharge stormwater to local waterbodies including ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands.  This permit, known as the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems … Continued