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    Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

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    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 June 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.

    Oars and Paddles Winter Art Show

    Our fourth annual  Winter Art Show will take place during the week of February 25 – March 4 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.  This year, our contributing artists decided to try something new: instead of painting and decorating lobster buoys, to transform old oars and paddles into works of art.  Over 40 old oars were donated.

    This event is a fun distraction from the winter doldrums, and also an important fundraiser for WRWA.  The silent auction will take place on Saturday, March 4, 1 to 5 p.m., with the reception from 5 to 7.

    Below is a preview of some of the artistic oars available for bid.

    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.

    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.