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    It’s Back! WRWA photo contest

    The Watershed Alliance will revive the traditional photo contest for the 2017 Calendar. We will be looking for landscape and nature photos that show the unique beauty and diversity of the Westport River Watershed. Photos from all seasons are being sought.

    To submit an image send your color digital images of nature in the watershed (i.e. the river, streams, wildlife, plants, etc.) to WRWA. Please limit 10 pictures per person. Pictures should be submitted as JPGs. Certain image criteria must be met in order for the image to be used in the calendar. Image size should be no smaller than 10 x 8 inches (pixel dimensions 3000 x 2400). Image resolution should be 300 dpi or greater. File size should be 1MB or greater. Deadline for image submission is May 1, 2016.

    Each image should be given a title by the artist. Please name the image file to match the image title. The artist should also include their name, so that they can be credited in the calendar. Questions about criteria and image submissions can be emailed to Steve Connors at outreach@wrwa.com or call 508-636-3016. By sending in your pictures you are allowing WRWA to use your pictures to inspire the appreciation and celebration of Westport’s natural resources.

    Independent judges will select the 13 best photos (one for the cover). Questions? Call us at 508-636-3016. Send us your best watershed photo!

    River Center Update

    BEFORE2The Westport River Watershed Alliance has purchased the historic Head Garage at the Head of Westport to be its permanent headquarters and River Center. After planning and construction, WRWA will be working together for clean water and a healthy river community at its new location on the river. WRWA will empower the public with the knowledge, well-researched scientific data, and practical solutions to address the challenges of water resource protection, restoration, conservation, and sustainability. Click here for more information.

    Environmental Educator Service Positions

    WRWA is seeking 2 full time Commonwealth Corps members as Environmental Educators, to deliver our Watershed Education Program to children in grades PreK-12, and to launch additional weekend student and family education programs. Commonwealth Corps members with the Westport River Watershed Alliance will serve 10.5 months in a full-time capacity. Applicants should be Massachusetts residents and have a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.

    More information on the positions and how to apply can be found here:
    http://westportwatershed.org/wrwa/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WRWA-Position-Descriptions.docx

    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.