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    WRWA Announces Executive Director – Deborah Weaver

    The Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) is pleased to announce that Westport resident Deborah Weaver will become its Executive Director effective 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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    End of Year Giving

    WRWA’s Annual Fund Drive is underway. Please consider a year-end gift. It’s easy and the River and the watershed’s resources benefit from your generosity. Click here to donate to the Annual Fund.

    Your support makes all our work possible. We are asking you to give an extra donation to ensure our programs continue. Will you help us achieve our 2014 end of year goal of $140,000 by contributing today?

    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.