In the photo to the left the water flows from the culvert towards another culvert at Route 148 (Brookfield Road). This other culvert connects to the storm water system under the road, and where it goes from there I haven't a clue, but have been told it is the Quinebaug River at the bottom of the hill.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am far from being the head of the local Sierra Club. I'm like you, just a resident of Sturbridge that enjoys where we live very much, and want to care for the people, and things around me. Besides my family this "intermittent stream" is another thing to keep an eye on, and be sure it continues to do well.
I was thinking this morning how great it would be if a few more regular folks adopted some small place in town and made it there "own", and cared for it. It could be as close as the stream in their yard, or a traffic island. Nothing official, more of a casual relationship. For instance, if you spotted trash accumulating along the stone wall surrounding the Old Cemetery beside the Center School Office Building, then pick it up. Yes, I know we have a DPW that does care for the grounds, and will eventually get to it, but in the meantime, while we wait, it sits there.
A simple, casual relationship with a piece of our town. Nothing too serious, those relationships can be consuming, and before you know it, you're texting each other day and night. No, something easy, and casual, and when you are done doing what ever you decide to do, you feel good, and your project looks great.
Random, casual, anonymity can go a long way in this kind of relationship.