A group of river advocates and local politicians recently completed a source to sea trip on the Merrimack River. Their mission was to bring attention to the sewerage outflows that happen at treatment plants along the river when a large rainstorm occurs. Some plants do report these outflows but many do not. Many of the politicians on hand are sponsoring legislation to require reporting. Ultimately the group would like to eliminate the outflows entirely but that is a much more expensive undertaking.
Although I have not kayaked much recently I love to read stories about groups trying to bring attention to the great resource that the Merrimack Rive is. Link to the article below:
Lowell Sun Article