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    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    Buoys at the Brewery

    Mark your calendar today! You won’t want to miss “Buoys at the Brewery” on Saturday, March 7 at Buzzards Bay Brewing, 98 Horseneck Rd. Over 50 area artists have decorated buoys in different mediums and will be silent auctioned at the event. The show opens at 11am Sat. morning and the auction closes at 6:30 pm.

    A preview of the buoys will be up on this site soon.

    If you are unable to attend the show and would like to place a bid, you can leave your bid with Gay at g.gillespie@wrwa.com or leave a message at 508 636 3016.

    This event is a wonderful opportunity to see friends and beat the winter doldrums.

    WRWA Welcomes Deborah Weaver

    The Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) is pleased to announce that Westport resident, Deborah Weaver is the new Executive Director beginning January 1, 2015.

    Deborah founded and oversaw operations for two Boston-area non-profit organizations which she led for over fifteen years. Most recently, she founded and served as executive director for Girls LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program), which teaches safety, self-defense and empowerment to over 10,000 disadvantaged Boston girls.   Under Deborah’s leadership Girl’s LEAP was recognized by Mayor Tom Menino as one of three girls’ agencies he was “most proud to support.” Deborah also teaches dance and creative athletics at several eastern Massachusetts colleges. She is currently on the faculty at Wellesley College, where she has been a member of the Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Department for 29 years.

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    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.

    Working Together to Clean Up the River

    The Town of Westport recently received the results of a multi-year study done as part of the Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP). This project was developed to help guide towns in their assessment and management of their coastal rivers and bays, which is required by the federal Clean Water Act. The MEP informs towns about how much nitrogen there is in their bays and rivers, what a healthy level of nitrogen is, and options for cleaning up the bays and rivers.  For more information click 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.