Nahant Thicket is undergoing restoration work; learn more at public walk on June 6.

Alert Date: May 24, 2019

Despite Mass Audubon’s regular maintenance of Nahant Thicket, there are several management needs at the property. Invasive plant species have become dominant in some sections, parking is limited, the trails do not meet Mass Audubon’s current standards for accessibility, and the town-maintained storm water drainage system does not always function as designed.

→ Public Walk on June 6 ←

A public walk will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm to discuss the proposed restoration project. All are welcome to attend!

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This updated description of the proposed project was submitted in a Notice of Intent and discussed with the Nahant Conservation Commission on May 22, 2019. The plan is currently being updated to incorporate feedback from the Conservation Commission and community members.


January 2018

Despite Mass Audubon’s regular maintenance of Nahant Thicket, there are several management needs at the property. Invasive plant species have become dominant in some sections, parking is limited, the trails do not meet Mass Audubon’s current standards for accessibility, and the town-maintained storm water drainage system does not always function as designed.

Restoration efforts began in 2018 and will focus on three major goals:

  1. vegetation management to enhance wildlife habitat and the visual appeal of the outer boundaries of the thicket;
  2. addressing hydrological constraints that may contribute to localized flooding; and
  3. improving the visitor experience through improved parking, signage, and trails.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, we invite you to download the full version of the revised plan below.

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