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Welcome

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Events

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Education

Recreation

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WRWA Archive

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Events

Symposium

Education

Recreation

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WRWA Archive

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Upcoming Events - 2014

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 on additional events will be posted as information becomes available.


Spring River Cleanup (Westfield): WRWA is sponsoring another spring cleanup in honor of Earth Day along the Westfield River on Saturday, April 26. We'll be meeting at the parking area off Meadow Street, just SE of the Great River Bridges in Westfield at 9:00 a.m., sending small groups to work in various areas along the river in Westfield. Wear old clothes (you may get dirty and/or wet!) and bring water and work gloves if you have them. We'll provide trash bags and directions to a site that needs some work. You'll be done by around noon. Contact Mark Damon with questions.

Spring River Cleanup (Agawam): We're sponsoring a second spring cleanup in honor of Earth Day along the Westfield and Connecticut Rivers in Agawam on Sunday, April 27. Meet at Pynchon Point (River Road in Agawam, just north of the Rt. 57 bridge over the Connecticut) at 9:00 a.m. Wear old clothes (you may get dirty and/or wet!) and bring water and work gloves if you have them. We'll provide trash bags. You'll be done by around noon. Contact Sheryl Becker with any questions.

Kayak/Canoe Demo Day: In conjunction with Wilderness Experiences of Southwick, WRWA will sponsor the 5th annual Demo Day on Saturday, May 17 at Hampton Ponds State Park in Westfield. This will be a chance for participants to paddle more than 80 different kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards and to learn about safe boating. A raffle, featuring a kayak as first prize and with numerous other prizes, will be held. Contact George Reichert or Fran Siska with any questions.

WRWA Annual Meeting: WRWA's annual membership meeting, where we elect our officers and Board members for the coming year, will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 22. Additional details will be posted here as they become available, or contact Bill Rose for more information.

Fish Ladder Open House: Our annual open house at the fish ladder in West Springfield will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, June 1. WRWA Board members will provide tours of the facility and there's always a chance that a returning Atlantic salmon will be available for viewing! Additional details will be posted here as they become available, or contact Bill Rose for more information.

Westfield River Canoe/Kayak Cruise: The annual Westfield River Canoe Cruise, running from downtown Westfield to Robinson State Park in Agawam, is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 21 in conjunction with Robinson Park Day. Additional details will be posted here as they become available, or contact Fran Siska for more information.

Fly-Fishing Clinic: In conjunction with the Western Massachusetts Fly-Fishing Association, WRWA will host a fly-fishing clinic on Saturday, September 13 at the Rt. 20 turnout in Huntington. Additional details will be posted here as they become available, or contact Bill Rose for more information.

Source to Sea River Cleanup: In conjunction with the Connecticut River Watershed Council, WRWA will host a fall river cleanup along the Westfield River in Westfield and surrounding communities on Saturday, September 27. We anticipate having two meeting points, one in Westfield and one in Agawam. Additional details will be posted here as they become available, or contact Mark Damon or Sheryl Becker for more information.

Storm Drain Labeling: While storm drain labeling will go on throughout the summer, we plan a final labeling event on Saturday, October 4. Watch for additional dates earlier in the year (which will be posted on this site), or contact Mike Young for more information.




The Watershed Waltz:

The Watershed Waltz - Own the DVD!:
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A new version of The Watershed Waltz, a puppet show about healthy watersheds intended for elementary school children, was produced in 2011 and is now 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 has been performed at many elementary schools in the watershed. Copies of the DVD are available for $15 each (including shipping and handling). Make your check payable to "Westfield River Watershed Association" and send it to WRWA, PO Box 1764, Westfield, MA 01086-1764.

1955 Flood Documentary DVD: Copies of the DVD Five Feet and Rising: The Flood of '55 are still available through WRWA. This 28-minute documentary, produced by Jack Hayward of Hayward Communications and co-produced by Mark Saint Jean of Westfield State College in cooperation with WRWA, recounts the devastating Westfield River floods of August 1955. The film includes a number of interviews with Westfield residents recalling their experiences of the 1955 event - the largest recorded flood in Westfield's history. To obtain a copy, contact Mike Young.

 
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