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 (2017)
Sat, Jul 22 - Storm Drain Labeling in Westfield
Sat, Sep 9 - Fly Fishing Clinic
Sat, Sep 22 - Source to Sea River Clean-Up
Ongoing - The Watershed Waltz (DVD)
Ongoing - 1955 Flood (streaming)
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A final (really) storm drain labelling session will be held in Westfield on Saturday, July 22, with the goal of replacing missing labels downtown and in surrounding residential areas. We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot next to City Hall, off Court St., then fan out to work in nearby areas. Wear older clothes (the adhesive can be a bit messy) and bring water and sunscreen. We'll plan on working til around noon. The streets need to be dry for the adhesive to work, so recent or imminent rain will postpone this event. Contact Mike Young (562-8498) evenings before 10 p.m. if you've got questions.
Our annual fly-fishing clinic is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at the Rt. 20 turnout across from the Hilltown Community Health Center in Huntington. There will be a fly-tying exhibition, aquatic insect identification, and fly casting instruction. Particpants are encouraged to bring their own fly rods.
in Westfield, Agawam
In conjunction with the Connecticut River Conservancy, WRWA will co-sponsor a river clean-up on the weekend of Saturday, September 22. Check back here for details as they become available.
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!!