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    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    Buoy the Winter Blues Art Preview

    Our third annual “Buoy the Winter Blues” art show, to be held February 27 – March 5 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, is shaping up to be our best yet.  Over 60 artists This event is a fun distraction from the winter doldrums, and also an important fundraiser for WRWA.  The silent auction will take place on Saturday, March 5, 1 to 5 p.m., with the reception from 5 to 7.

    Click Here to see a PREVIEW of some of the BUOYS

    Art Show Dates: February 27- March 5,

    Reception / Auction on March 5 from 5-7 pm)
    Time: visit during Gallery hours during the week of February 27- March 5
    Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partner’s Lane, Westport MA

    River Center Update

    BEFORE2The Westport River Watershed Alliance has purchased the historic Head Garage at the Head of Westport to be its permanent headquarters and River Center. After planning and construction, WRWA will be working together for clean water and a healthy river community at its new location on the river. WRWA will empower the public with the knowledge, well-researched scientific data, and practical solutions to address the challenges of water resource protection, restoration, conservation, and sustainability. Click here for more information.

    Scholarship Applications Due April 1

    We are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors in the Westport River watershed: Fall River, Dartmouth, Freetown, Westport, Little Compton, and Tiverton.  The award was made possible by the generosity of the late Margot C. Boote, and by Bill Heath in memory of his parents Ruth and Bill Heath. Follow this link for application information: Merit Application.

    Join our WRWA team

    Become one of our WRWA summer interns!

    The Westport River Watershed Alliance is seeking two qualified candidates to fill a seasonal, summer internship position.  The applicant must be a current UMass Dartmouth or BCC student to apply for this grant funded internship sponsored by Baycoast Bank.  The position is 30 hrs/week at a rate of $10hr, from early June until the end of August.  The summer interns will work with school programs, field studies, and assist our water quality monitoring program on the WestportRiver.  For a full description click on the internship link here.

    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.