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    Donate to the River Center

    WRWA’s new headquarters, the old Head Garage on Old County Road is finally under construction.  It is a fabulous site for connecting WRWA’s mission to the River and to projects we have developed to improve water quality.  Located in the “heart” of our watershed, the River Center will be a welcoming and engaging destination where the entire community and visitors can learn firsthand about our natural resources.

    We are thrilled to announce that five board members have collectively committed to $100,000 as a 1:1 match opportunity.  As a challenge to you and other members of the WRWA community, until July 1, 2019, your contribution to the River Center project will be matched dollar for dollar!

    Please consider making a on-time gift toward our goal.  We welcome gifts at all levels.

    Donate here:

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    It’s Back! WRWA photo contest

    WRWA announces the traditional photo contest for the 2020 calendar.  We are looking for landscape and nature photos that show the unique beauty and diversity of the Westport River watershed in all four seasons (i.e. the river, streams, wildlife, plants, etc.), limit 5 photos per person. To submit an image, send photos to Steve at outreach@wrwa.com.

    Certain image criteria must be met for the image to be used :

    • Pictures should be submitted as JPGs.
    • Image size should be no smaller than 10 x 8 inches (pixel dimension 3000 x 2400).
    • Image resolution should be 300 dpi or greater, file size 1MB or greater. Each image should be given a title, with image title matching file name.  Artist name should be included for calendar credits.

    Questions about criteria and image submissions can be emailed to Steve Connors at outreach@wrwa.com or call 508-636-3016. By sending in your pictures you are allowing WRWA to use your pictures to inspire the appreciation and celebration of Westport’s natural resources. Independent judges will select the 13 best photos (one for the cover).  Send us your best Watershed photos!

    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.

    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.