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    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    River Day

    This year’s River Day is on Saturday, June 4 at the historic  Head of Westport, at the intersection of Drift Road and Old  County  Road.  It is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3  p.m.  There will  be live RIVER DAY 2016 poster webmusic, ongoing children’s  games, fish  t-shirt printing, stilt building, wee boat  racing,  face painting, May Pole dancing, walking tour of historic Head of Westport, live raptor show, environmental exhibits, and tour of WRWA’s future headquarters.

    Featured musicians include Rhode Island’s folk band The Gnomes and the Spindle Rock River Rats.

    Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A free shuttle service will be provided by Whaling  City  Transit from  the  former middle  school  parking lot on Old County Road. It will make frequent  trips to and  from the Head throughout the day.

    For more information visit our River Day page.

    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.

    Environmental Educator Service Positions

    WRWA is seeking 2 full time Commonwealth Corps members as Environmental Educators, to deliver our Watershed Education Program to children in grades PreK-12, 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:

    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.