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, Sep 23 - Source to Sea River Clean-Up
Ongoing - The Watershed Waltz (DVD)
Ongoing - 1955 Flood (streaming)
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in Westfield, Agawam
In conjunction with the Connecticut River Conservancy, WRWA will co-sponsor a river clean-up on Saturday, September 23. Please meet no later than 9:00 a.m. at one of our two orientation and site assignment locations: (1) in Westfield, meet at the public parking lot off Meadow Street at the south end of the Great River Bridges, OR (2) in Agawam, meet at Pynchon Point at the South End Bridge Circle on River Road. WRWA will provide gloves and other supplies, but if you've got your own gloves and/or a re-usable water bottle, please bring them. Plan on working til around 1:00 p.m. at either site. For more information, contact Mark Damon (413-977-1577) for the Westfield cleanup, or Sheryl Becker (413-374-1921) for the Agawam cleanup.
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!!