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Events at the Westport River Watershed Alliance

Spring Equinox Sunset Stroll

Date: Monday, March 20
Time: 6:15PM – 7:15PM
Location:Gooseberry Island, 10 East Beach Rd., Westport, MA 02790
Cost: Free 

 

Join WRWA and the Buzzards Bay Coalition at a Gooseberry Island beach walk.  Watch the sun set on winter and celebrate the official start of spring on this evening stroll.

 

 

WRWA Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 26
Location: Bittersweet Farm, 438 Main Road, Westport
Time: Brunch 11:30 ($20), Annual Meeting and Speaker at 12:30 free

 

This year’s guest speaker is George Heufelder, Director of the Massachusetts
Alternative Septic System Test Center at Barnstable County’s Department of Health and Environment. George was instrumental in founding the Test Center and initiating its first-of-a-kind electronic performance tracking service for alternative onsite septic systems. His research interests focus on elimination and abatement of nitrogen, phosphorus and contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) using on-site alternative systems technology.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Biology from Eastern Michigan University. He is a Class 4 Treatment Plant Operator, a Certified Title 5 Soil Evaluator and Septic System Inspector and he is a Registered Sanitarian in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Brunch will be served between 11:30am and 12:30pm, with the Annual Business Meeting and Speaking Program at 12:30.
The fee for brunch is $20 per person.  The business meeting and program are free.

Please pay at the door for brunch.

Electronics Recycling Event

Date: Wednesday, April 19
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 6
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Westport Town Beach, Cherry and Webb Lane

 

Join the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) Saturday,
May 6 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 10th. 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, on- going children’s games, fish tee-shirt printing, stilt building, wee boat racing, face painting, May Pole dancing, walking tour of historic Head of Westport, a live raptor show, environmental exhibits, and tour of WRWA’s future headquarters. 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 at the Vineyard

Date: July 15, 2017
Location: Westport Rivers Vineyard, 417 Hixbridge Road

 

Mark your calendar for our annual summer concert at the Westport Rivers Vineyard.  Dar Williams and Chris Smither will be performing for us on Saturday, July 15, 2017. 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.

Like last summer’s very successful Tom Rush show, this year’s concert is presented with The Narrows Center for the Arts and sponsored in part by Westport Rivers and Buzzards Bay Brewing.

Tickets are $40 for WRWA members, $50 for non-members, and will be $60 the day of the show (online prices will include a $2 processing fee).  Don’t wait too long—last year’s show was a sell out, with over 600 guests enjoying the great music and pastoral setting on a beautiful summer evening.

Also, tickets to the concert are a great gift for the music lover on your list this season!

Price: $52.00

WRWA’s Summer Gala

August 12, 2017 

Beautiful views, great food and music, an open bar and a fascinating silent auction-that’s what people call the best party in Westport, the WRWA Summer Gala.