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    Get Involved at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    Scholarship Applications Due April 1

    We are pleased to offer two $500 scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors in the Westport River watershed: Fall River, Dartmouth, Freetown, Westport, Little Compton, and Tiverton.  One award was made possible by the generosity of the late Margot C. Boote, who was active in education and the environment. The second award was initiated by Bill Heath in memory of his parents Ruth and Bill Heath. Follow this link for application information: http://westportwatershed.org/news-events/2012-merit-scholarship/

    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 May 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.

    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.