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    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    Oars and Paddles Winter Art Show

    Our fifth annual  Winter Art Show will take place during the week of February 24 – March 10 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.  This year, our contributing artists will transform old oars and paddles into works of art.  Over 50 old oars were donated. A reception and silent auction will end the event on Saturday, March 10.

    Click Here to Preview Some of the Artwork

    For more information see our Calendar of Events

    Scholarship Applications Due April 1

    We are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors in the Westport River watershed: Fall River, Dartmouth, Freetown, Westport, Little Compton, and Tiverton.  The award was made possible by the generosity of the late Margot C. Boote, and by Bill Heath in memory of his parents Ruth and Bill Heath. Follow this link for application information: Merit Application.

    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.  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 WestportRiver.  For a full description click on the internship link here.

    Watershed Education Program Booklet

     

    We are pleased to share a report on our Watershed Education Program led by WRWA Education Director, Shelli Costa. We are proud of the accomplishments and of the long term positive impact our Education programs have on local students. The Watershed Education Program is an interdisciplinary, environmental education program developed by WRWA in collaboration with teachers from the watershed schools.  The key to successful pollution prevention and preservation of our watershed resources is to provide the future stewards of the region with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to become effective decision makers.  The Westport River Watershed Alliance firmly believes this can be accomplished through hands-on programs, and creative thinking skills emphasized in our Watershed Education Program.

     

    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.