Dec. 4, 2005
LATE AUTUMN SALT- MARSH TOUR:  NEWSLETTER AND PICTURES
Hi Everyone!     
I owe you an update:
What happened during 2005
and
What we can expect in 2006.
This past year was a tough one for data gathering.

The problem was the water in Quincy Bay:   
THERE WASN'T MUCH !

       The entire 2005 season had very “low” high tides.
We had some “high” tides in the 7ft range.

     Normally we can count on 10ft, 12ft and the
occasional 13 to 14ft tide. I had people around Post
Island Marsh calling me saying the tide gate must be
broken. There was not much water in the marsh
compared to last year after we fixed the gates.      
The truth is there was not much water in Massachusetts Bay!
       We all know how the Moon affects the tides. Full moons and New Moons bring
High or “Moon” tides every month. But did you know there are 19-year cycles, 21
year cycles, and that we are now in a 1600 year cycle?

      Check out the link on our home page

     All that being said, we still made great progress this year toward our goal of
restoring 300 acres of beautiful wetlands on our coastal peninsular paradise here
called Hough’s Neck.

     Many thanks to Sally Owen of the Quincy Park Department’s Environmental
Treasures Program.

     Sally organized a winter walk around our salt marsh and beaches. We toured
much of our project and walked over the crusher. The tide was high and a gentle
snow was falling. It was beautiful.

     As always, I learned from the questions asked by the bright, interested and
concerned folk who took part in the walk. I gained more than I gave. It was a great
walk.
Contact:
PJ FOLEY
KEEPING YOU INFORMED OF OUR ON-GOING WORK