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    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

    Spring Beach Cleanup

    Date: Saturday May 2nd
    Time: 10am-12pm
    Location: Westport Town Beach, Cherry and Webb Lane

     

    Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday May 2. Join the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) for its annual Earth Day Beach and Dune Cleanup. Volunteers should meet at 10:00 am at the Cherry and Webb Town Beach parking lot to receive bags and gloves to comb the beach and dune areas of Cherry and Webb and East Beach for trash.

     

    WRWA Welcomes Steve Connors

    We are so happy to announce that Steve Connors has joined our staff as Community Engagement Manager. From WRWA’s president, Tom Schmitt, “We’re delighted to bring Steve on board. He brings a deep knowledge of the community, a commitment to preserving the environment and a wonderful track record of working with volunteers and staff.”  “This is a great day for the entire WRWA family,” said WRWA executive director Deborah Weaver. “Steve is perfectly suited to help WRWA reinvigorate community activities such as walks, lectures, rambling river rides and music by the water. He will be working on volunteer recruitment and training, grant research, and all community wide events. We are excited to offer many more free public activities and Steve will be a friendly face at all of them! We couldn’t be more pleased to bring him into our organization”.

    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.

    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.