Beavers reportedly defeated, for now


Emails from Mike Sullivan and Caroline Haviland of Norfolk County Mosquito Control about the latter’s battle against the beavers, which appears to have been won –

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8/28/2012  2:39PM
RE: About Beaver Solutions – beaver mitigation, northeast, massachusetts, new england
Sullivan, Michael J.
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Caroline, Many thanks to you and your crew for all you’ve accomplished. It’s made a huge difference and the residents of that area really appreciate your efforts. I now know more about beavers than I ever thought possible. I’ll pass your email on to Leslee and to the DPW guys. Hope your mosquito season is short, even though I’m not looking forward to an early frost. Take care. Mike Sullivan

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From: “Caroline E. Haviland” <@norfolkcountymosquito.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:24 PM
To: Mike Sullivan

Subject: RE: About Beaver Solutions – beaver mitigation, northeast, massachusetts, new england

Hi Mike,

I hope this finds you well.  I just wanted to update you.  As of yesterday we did not observe any new beaver activity.  The crew canoed from South Street to Noon Hill and noted a few blockages/blown downs trees between Pilgrim and the Noon Hill culvert.  I am assigning that clearing to take place tomorrow morning and perhaps into Thursday, as they are not beaver related blockages (13 Pilgrim is a blown down pine tree).  We will then wrap up our activities for the time being.  It’s unbelievable how effective beavers are in ponding a serious amount of water!  I did not have Leslee’s email address for some reason.  If possible, could you forward this to her as well?

Sincerely,

Caroline E. Haviland
Field Operations Manager
Norfolk County Mosquito Control District

phone: (781) 762-3681
fax: (781) 769-6436

http://www.norfolkcountymosquito.org

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From: Mike Sullivan
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 3:27 PM
To: @norfolkcountymosquito.org
Subject: re: About Beaver Solutions – beaver mitigation, northeast, massachusetts, new england

Caroline, Thanks for the info on Beaver Solutions. Would be glad to work with you in the fall and see if any of these devices work. When you can get to it, let me know. Also, I spoke to Bobby Kennedy from DPW and he will make sure the crew at the transfer station know you will be bringing brush there tomorrow and will have the gate open earler so you crew can access the brush pile. he will also drop by South St tomorrow morning and see if you need any help. He may have some summer help, who can give your folks a hand loading. Mike Sullivan

From: “Caroline E. Haviland” <@norfolkcountymosquito.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:27 PM
To: Mike Sullivan
Subject: About Beaver Solutions – beaver mitigation, northeast, massachusetts, new england

Hi Mike,

I hadn’t been on the Beaver Solutions website in quite some time. I see
they are now offering a self help DVD that I’m going to purchase. Perhaps we could conduct some trials cooperatively with Medfield DPW this fall?  Just a thought. I’m unsure about materials and cost and procurement, but am always willing to try.

Beaver SolutionsT is proud to offer a widely acclaimed,  roundbreaking DVD designed to teach anyone how to build and install successful flow devices to control beaver related flooding. Learn these proven, innovative technologies from Mike Callahan, founder and President of Beaver SolutionsT who has personally installed more successful flow devices than anyone else in North America.

As an added bonus, the DVD includes downloadable documents with extensive technical and general interest information, as well as sources of additional information and support.

http://www.beaversolutions.com/about_beaver_solutions.asp

Sincerely,

Caroline E. Haviland
Field Operations Manager
Norfolk County Mosquito Control District

phone: (781) 762-3681
fax: (781) 769-6436

http://www.norfolkcountymosquito.org

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2 responses to “Beavers reportedly defeated, for now

  1. Hello, I live on Pilgrim Lane and with the breakdown of the dams the river is now extremely odorous. With your knowledge and research, do you have an anticipated amount of time that it should take to clear up the water?
    Thanks,
    Robyn

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    • Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson

      Robyn,
      I have no special knowledge. I would guess it would happen in a matter of a few days, as things both wash away and elsewhere dry out. If that does not happen and/or if you want an expert answer, I suggest you contact the Norfolk County Mosquito Control person who managed the effort (her contact information is in earlier posts, minus her email address, which I can email to you if you want it).
      Pete

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