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Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

Trash Talk Program

Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road

Please join the Westport River Watershed Alliance for “Trash Talk,” a discussion and craft centered on pollution. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Learn how it gets there, how it affects wildlife, and what you can do to help.

 
This family-friendly event will include crafting a reusable tote bag. Bring an old t-shirt, and meet us at the Westport Free Public Library on Wednesday, February 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
 
Email ccservicemember@wrwa.com to RSVP.

Oars and Paddles Winter Art Show

Date: February 24-March 10, 2018
Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery

Our fifth annual  Winter Art Show will take place during the week of February 24 – March 10 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.  This year, our contributing artists will transform old oars and paddles into works of art.  Over 50 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 conclude on Saturday, March 10, with the reception from 5 to 7.

Brushes and Brews

Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery 
Cost: $40

Enjoy some beer from Buzzards Bay Brewing, and take an art lesson from local artists Pam Clarkson and Barbara Healy at the Shattuck Gallery on March 35 to 7 p.m. The fee is $40, or become a new WRWA member for $50 and get in for no additional charge. Fee covers the cost of all materials, food and refreshments.
Space is limited to 15.

 

Price: $40.00
 

For  more info, email Steve at outreach@wrwa.com.

WRWA Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Location: Bittersweet Farm, 438 Main Road, Westport

Time: Brunch 11:15 ($25), Annual Meeting and Speaker at 12:00 free

 

Renowned environmentalist , investor and philanthropist Jeremy Grantham will be our guest for the speaking program, immediately following the short business meeting.  His talk is entitled, “Race of Our Lives: Trying to Live Successfully with Climate Change.”  Mr. Grantham co-founded  Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo (GMO) in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s chief investment strategist. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of 
several claims to being first. 

Brunch will be served between 11:15am and 12:00pm, with the Annual Business Meeting and Speaking Program at 12:00.
The fee for brunch is $25 per person.  The business meeting and program are free.

Price: $25.00

 

Electronics Recycling Event

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 9 – 11 AM

Location: Town Hall parking lot on Main Road in Westport

 

A $10 DISPOSAL FEE APPLIES for all TVs & Monitors, printers, mini-fridges, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers other coolant containing appliances.

ITEMS ACCEPTED AT NO CHARGE: Computers, laptops, PDA’s, cell phones, mice, keyboards, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereo equipment, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries including auto/marine and Back-ups. Anything with a wire!

Not accepted-light bulbs, furniture or any hazardous materials such as paint, rechargeable and single use batteries, and broken TV tubes.  Indie Cycle, LLC, has a zero landfill policy. We do not remarket any hard drives or data storage devices.  All electronic materials are transferred to ORS a local, R2 certified recycler for processing.

For more information visit: www.indiecycle.com or email: indiecycle@gmail.com

Or contact WRWA at 508-636-3016, outreach@wrwa.com

Spring Beach Cleanup

Date: May 5, 2018

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Westport Town Beach, Cherry and Webb Lane

 

Join the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) Saturday,
May 5 for its annual Spring Beach Cleanup. To participate in
the cleanup meet at 10 a.m. at the parking lot of Cherry and Webb Beach (Town Beach). WRWA will distribute gloves and bags for cleaning trash. Please come out and help! Be a part of the solution.
For information, call WRWA at 508-636-3016 or email Steve at outreach@wrwa.com

River Day

Date: Saturday, June 9th. It’s FREE and fun for all ages

Time: 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

Location: Head of Westport Landing

 

This event is free and open to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured activities include: live music, children’s games, face painting, walking tour of historic Head of Westport, a live raptor show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There is no organized paddle this year, but feel free to float up to the top of the river on your own.

For more information visit our River Day page.

Summer Concert

Date: July 14, 2018

Time: 5:30 (seating begins at 5pm)

Location: Westport Rivers Vineyard, 417 Hixbridge Road

Cost: $40 for WRWA members, $50 for nonmembers, $60 on day of event
($2 service charge for online purchase)

 

Mark your calendar for our annual summer concert at the Westport Rivers Vineyard.  Jonathan Edwards and Jon Pousette-Dart Band will be performing for us on Saturday, July 14, 2018. These well-known and profoundly talented singer-songwriters will be on-stage on the beautiful Westport Rivers landscape for an outdoor evening concert to benefit the Watershed Alliance.

This year’s concert is presented with The Narrows Center for the Arts and sponsored in part by Westport Rivers Vineyard, Buzzards Bay Brewing and Dewing Schmid and Kearns  Architects & Planners.

Price: $52.00

 

Summer Gala

Date:  Saturday, August 11
Time: 5 pm-8 pm

Save the date for the Summer Gala.  More details will be posted as we get closer to the big day.