Event Cancelation Notice

Annual Fundraiser Dinner Cancelation Notice

It is with our deepest regret and in response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19 (also called novel coronavirus), the Squan-a-Tissit Board of Directors out of an abundance of caution have elected to cancel this year’s annual fundraiser dinner that was to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020. 
Due to the uncertainty of this pandemic there are currently no plans to reschedule this event.

The Squan-a-Tissit Chapter wishes you and yours a safe and healthy 2020

January’s Monthly Meeting

Please Note the Change in Day and Event Location

Will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at The Pepperell Christian Fellowship, located at 17 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Fresh from the Fly Fishing Show,
our special guest speaker will be
Bob Mallard of the Native Trout Coalition

 We are extremely excited to have Bob present his new book, Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them.

Bob spent 20 years living in Pepperell and Brookline NH and considered the Nissitissit and Squanacook his home waters before moving to Maine.

BOB MALLARD is a founding member of Native Fish Coalition.  He serves on both the National and Maine boards.  Bob was a founding member and former president of Somerset County Trout Unlimited, founding member of Dud Dean Angling Society, and a former member of Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine’s Fishing Initiative Committee.  He is one of Maine’s, and the nations, most visible and active native fish advocates and has been for close to 20 years.  Bob has fly fished for roughly forty years and logs 100 or more days a year on the water.  He is a former fly shop owner, Registered Maine Fishing Guide, blogger, writer, and a staff fly designer at Catch Fly Fishing.  Bob is the Publisher, Northeast Regional Editor, and a regular contributor to Fly Fish America magazine and a dual columnist with Southern Trout online magazine.  His writing, photos and flies have also appeared in Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Fly Tyer, Eastern Fly Fishing, Angling Trade, MidCurrent, OrvisNews, Fly Life Magazine, The Fiberglass Manifesto, Tenkara Angler, On The Fly, Fly Fishing New England, The Maine Sportsman, Northwoods Sporting Journal, R.L. Winston catalog, and a number of blogs and local and regional newspapers.  Bob has written three books (50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast and 25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout), Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them, and contributed to several others.  He is currently working on a book about Maine


Restoring the Nissitissit River

Here is a very cool video of the restoration efforts on the Nissitissit River from our friends at MassEcoRestore

A call to Action!!

Breaking News!!

The Nashua River Watershed Association has just learned that the “Nashua Wild and Scenic Rivers Act” has been signed into law today by the President!  Sections of our Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers are now officially designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System!

What Parts of the Rivers are Being Designated as Wild and Scenic

River Segment 1:  Nashua River Mainstem
From the confluence of the North and South Nashua Rivers in Lancaster, MA, north to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire state line at Pepperell and Dunstable, MA.

River Segment 2:  Squannacook River
From Ash Swamp at the headwaters of the Squannacook in West Townsend south / southeast to its confluence with the Nashua River Mainstem in Shirley and Ayer, MA.

River Segment 3:  Nissitissit River
​From Lake Potanipo in Brookline, NH to its confluence with the Nashua River Mainstem in Pepperell, MA

For more information, please visit


Annual Fundraiser Banquet

This Coming Saturday!

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

The Squan-A-Tissit Chapter will be holding its Annual Fundraiser Dinner from 5pm to 9pm at The VFW Post 3219 in Pepperell MA.

Please join us for a fun filled night with a home cooked spaghetti dinner, bucket raffles, auctions, door prizes, and guest speaker Dan Szczesny .

This event is the chapters sole fundraising source that supports the conservation efforts in conserving, protecting, and restoring the Nissitissit and Squannacook rivers and their tributaries. The chapter has several new projects planned for 2019. We can not succeed without your support!

The chapter is in need of donations that can be used in the raffles and auctions. Donations need not be fishing related and will be greatly appreciated!

Please contact the chapter at chapter@squanatissit.org

Thank you for your support!


More about the quest speaker

Sucker Brook Restoration

New Project will benefit stream connectivity on the Nissitissit River

On Friday, Jan 11, Squan-a-Tissit board members, M. Rosser, R. Schott, and D. Armstrong met with Mass-DER (Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration) Dam Removal Specialist Nick Wildman and Pepperell ConsCom agent Paula Terrasi for a site visit at the Keyes-Parker Conservation Area in Pepperell, MA. The Squan-a-Tissit Chapter and the Town of Pepperell recently (12/18) received a Priority Project Status from Mass-DER to help with the removal of a dam and the replacement of a culvert on the Keyes-Parker Property in Pepperell.  Upon receiving a Priority Projects designation the chapter is now eligible for DER technical services, including data collection, engineering, design work, permitting, project management and grants. The goal of removing the dam is to improve stream connectivity to improve habitat for brook trout and the endangered Brook Floater mussel, which relies on brook trout for part of their reproductive cycle. The Brook floater only occurs in a few streams in Massachusetts. You may have seen signs discussing the Brook Floater on signs posted along the Nissitissit. After the site visit at The Keys conservation area, the group decided to visit other areas of interest that the chapter has been monitoring as possible restoration projects such as the Sucker Brook culvert on Brookline Street where a drop off the culvert creates an aquatic wildlife barrier. While the group was in that area they also visit a previous restoration project by Squannatissit TU at the mouth of Sucker Brook. The group then ended their fieldtrip at a site on Gulf Brook to discuss the potential or a future project to remove a breached dam downstream of Lawrence Street. The Chapter is excited to have these new projects starting up to help To protect, re-connect, and restore our local waters !

Stories from the Fountain: A Native Brook Trout Odyssey

“Nashua, Nissitissit, and Squannacook Rivers: Forever Wild and Scenic” Video

Segments of the Nashua, all of the Nissitissit, and all of the Squannacook Rivers are under consideration for designation as national Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers. Learn more at https://www.wildandscenicnashuarivers.org/



Volunteers Needed for Squannacook River Clean-up

Day on the River, June 3rd, 2017

MassWildlife / Trout Unlimited Joint Forum

Nissitissit River, NH Conservation Project

Removal of the “Millie Turner Dam”