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    Environmental Educator Jobs Available

    WRWA is seeking 2 full time Commonwealth Corps members as Environmental Educators, to deliver our Watershed Education Program to children in grades K-5, and to launch additional weekend student and family education programs. Commonwealth Corps members with the Westport River Watershed Alliance will serve 10.5 months in a full-time capacity. Applicants should be Massachusetts residents and have a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.

    More information on the positions and how to apply can be found here:
    http://westportwatershed.org/wrwa/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Commonwealth-Core-Environmental-Educator-2015.pdf

    Development and Finance Administrator Position Opening

    The WRWA is seeking a qualified candidate for a Development/Finance Administrator position. A well suited candidate would be an energetic, amicable, and highly organized individual who provides key support in diverse areas of WRWA’s operations. The individual will work both independently and with other WRWA staff and volunteers. The Development/Finance Administrator is largely responsible for two important duties: 1) Fundraising administration and staff support; 2) Bookkeeping and financial oversight. The position description is attached. Please email WRWA Executive Director, Deborah Weaver: director@wrwa.com to apply. Information on the position can be found here:

    http://westportwatershed.org/wrwa/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/WRWA-FINANCE_ADMIN_2015MAY.pdf

     

    Electronics Recycling Drop-off at WRWA

    Date: May 27, 2015
    Time: 9am-12pm
    Location: WRWA office, 1151 Main Road Westport MA

    Do the environment a favor and recycle your old electronics responsibly.  Bring the following to be processed by Indiecycle:

    A $10 DISPOSAL FEE APPLIES for all TVs & Monitors, mini-fridges, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and other coolant containing appliances.

    ITEMS ACCEPTED AT NO CHARGE:  Computers, laptops, PDA’s, cell phones, mice, keyboards, printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, VHS tapes, microwaves, small household appliances, and batteries of any size, type or shape.

    Not accepted: light bulbs, furniture or any hazardous materials such as paint and broken TV tubes.

    Indie Cycle, LLC, has a zero landfill policy.  We do not remarket any hard drives or data storage devices.

    All electronic materials are transferred to ORS a local, R2 certified recycler for processing.   See our website at www.indiecycle.com for more information.

     

    The Shocking Truth About Your Dog’s Poop

    Dog Poop. It’s a serious problem.

    Here’s Why….

    Because it contains disease-causing bacteria that can make people sick. Even
    worse is the knowledge that dog waste may be polluting our drinking water, local swimming areas, and favorite fishing spots.

    WRWA recently sent all Westport residents a flyer called “The Shocking Truth About Your Dog’s Poop”. This flyer’s production was made possible by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. To download a copy of the flyer click the image below.

    WRWA Shocking Truth

    You can make a difference for clean water in your town. Pick up after your pooch. Remind your neighbors to pick up after theirs. Your dog can’t help it. But you can. It’s easy.

    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.