Saturday April 26
Cherry and Webb Beach
Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to the land. Join WRWA to help clean up one of our local beaches. Meet at the Town Beach on Cherry and Webb Lane. WRWA will provide gloves, trash bags, pickers and water.
The Greater Tiverton Community Chorus presents Water Music Concerts to benefit WRWA and The Nature Conservancy. Tickets $15, Students $8
Friday April 25 7:30 pm
St. John the Baptist Church, Main Rd. Westport, MA
Saturday April 26 7:30 pm
Pennfield School 110 Sandy Point Ave. Portsmouth, RI
Sunday April 27 4:00 pm
St. Theresa’s Church 80 Stafford Rd. Tiverton, RI
Come in to WRWA’s office to purchase your tickets or buy them from a chorus member.
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 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.
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.