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WRWA Events

WRWA sponsors or participates in a variety of events during the year. Many of these events offer opportunities for volunteers to get involved with watershed issues. The events listed below are those which are scheduled for the next few months. Details are provided in the boxes to the right and below. Information about events from past years can be accessed by clicking on the year of interest below.

Upcoming Events (2016)

Sat, Sep 17 - Fly Fishing Clinic
Sat, Sep 24 - Source-to-Sea Clean-Up

Ongoing - The Watershed Waltz (DVD)
Ongoing - 1955 Flood (streaming)

Previous Events:

| 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Fly-Fishing Clinic

In conjunction with the Western Massachusetts Fly-Fishing Association, WRWA will sponsor a fly-fishing clinic at the turnout across from the Hilltown Community Health Center in Huntington on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be fly-tying demonstrations, fly casting instruction, and aquatic insect identification. Feel free to bring along your fly rod, both for help with casting and to make sure it's assembled properly. This is a "rain or shine" event, and of interest to experienced as well as novice fly fishermen. Please join us!

Source to Sea Cleanup
(Westfield, Agawam)

In conjunction with the Connecticut River Watershed Council's annual source-to-sea cleanup along the Connecticut River, WRWA is again sponsoring local cleanup events in Agawam and Westfield on Saturday, September 24. Meet by 9:00 a.m. at either (1) the Westfield Gas & Electric substation just east of the south end of the Great River bridges off Meadow St. in Westfield, OR (2) at Pynchon Point, off the South End Bridge Circle on River Road in Agawam. WRWA will provide gloves and trash bags and send small groups to different sites along the river or its tributaries. Wear old clothing and plan on working til about 1 p.m. Contact Mark Damon (413-572-9991) with questions about the Westfield cleanup, or Sheryl Becker (413-374-1921) with questions about the Agawam cleanup.

WRWA Programs
For Sale/Viewing

A new version of The Watershed Waltz, a puppet show about healthy watersheds intended for elementary school children, was produced in 2011 and remains available. The original show was developed by Marmelade Productions in 2008, with funding from The Highlands Community Initiative (a project of The Trustees of Reservations) and WRWA, and was performed at many schools throughout the watershed and beyond. Copies of the DVD are available for $15 each (includes shipping and handling) - make your check payable to "Westfield River Watershed Association" and send it along with your request to: WRWA, PO Box 1764, Westfield, MA 01086-1764

Also still available is Five Feet and Rising: The Flood of '55, a 27-minute documentary produced by Jack Hayward of Hayward Communications and co-produced by Mark Saint Jean of Westfield State University in cooperation with WRWA in 2005 on the 50th anniversary of the Westfield River floods of August 1955. The film includes a number of interviews with Westfield residents recalling their experience of this largest recorded flood along the Westfield River. The program can be streamed online at https://vimeo.com/90261638. Enjoy!!

Please forward any suggestions or corrections to Mike Young at myoung@westfield.ma.edu