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    Oars and Paddles Winter Art Show – Preview

    Our sixth annual  Winter Art Show will take place during the week of February 23- March 9 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.  This year, our contributing artists will transform old oars and paddles into works of art.  Over 50 old oars were donated.

    This event is a fun distraction from the winter doldrums, and also an important fundraiser for WRWA.  The silent auction will conclude on Saturday, March 9, with the reception from 5 to 7.

    Click Here to Preview Some of the Artwork

    2019 Summer Internships

    Become one of our WRWA summer interns!

    The Westport River Watershed Alliance is seeking two qualified candidates to fill a seasonal, summer internship position.  Preference given to current UMass Dartmouth or BCC students for this grant funded internship sponsored by Baycoast Bank.  The position is 30 hrs/week at a rate of $12hr, from early June until mid August.  The summer interns will work with school programs, field studies, and assist our water quality monitoring program on the Westport River.  For a full description click on the internship link here.

    WRWA Annual Meeting

    Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Location: Bittersweet Farm, 438 Main Road, Westport

    Time: Brunch 11:00 ($25), Annual Meeting and Speaker at 12:00 free


    This years guest speakers will be scientists Dr. Catherine Matassa and Dr. Patrick Ewanchuk, who will report on their year-long Salt Marsh study in the Westport River in a talk titled, “Salt Marsh Degradation in the Westport River” 

    Brunch will be served between 11:15am and 12:00pm, with the Annual Business Meeting and Speaking Program at 12:00.
    The fee for brunch is $25 per person.  The business meeting and program are free.

    Price: $25.00


    River Center Construction Underway

    Our River Center project is officially underway! The construction company has put up the fence and brought in the construction trailer, and workers will begin the renovation within the next few days. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible. We will be posting periodically to keep you updated on our progress.

    Click this link for more information on the project.


    Mission Statement

    The goals of the Westport River Watershed Alliance are to:

    • promote the environmental integrity of the watershed and its coastal environs.
    • to advocate the wise use and preservation of natural resources in the watershed for the aesthetic, recreational, and economic benefit of the citizens of the area.
    • to educate the general public about the interrelationship of our waters, soils, plants, animals, and people.