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 Westport River Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a photo contest and is seeking photographers who love the river and the natural world. All entries will be judged and put on display at WRWA’s River Day Festival, Saturday, June 22, at the Head of Westport Landing. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Adult, and Junior (grades 1-12).
All entries must be submitted hard copy and digital format to WRWA. Email JPG format images to email@example.com by June 1, 2013. Each entry must also be printed and matted as an 8”x10” and mailed or dropped off at the WRWA office with Attn: Photo Contest, to 1151 Main Road, PO Box 3427 Westport 02790 on or before June 1. For photos to be used by WRWA, Entries should be 300 dpi or greater – email file sizes should be 1 MB or greater.
Each photo entry must be ready for display entry and labeled on the back with the photo’s title, name of the contestant, address, phone number and entry class. In addition a 3×5 card must accompany each entry with the title, name of photographer, and entry category.
While reasonable care will be taken, WRWA will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged photographs. Contestants must pick up their photographs at River Day or at the office before July 1.
With permission of the photographer, WRWA reserves the right to use photographs in any published materials with credit given to the photographer whenever possible.
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.