Since its inception in 1976, WRWA has grown from 15 concerned members to over 2,000 members. Numerous projects have been developed over the years that promote education for all ages, perform scientific research and advocacy for environmental issues, and celebrate the watershed. Currently, WRWA’s major programs are: the Watershed Education Program in local schools, water quality monitoring, River News, and education programs. WRWA has established itself as a leader in the environmental grassroots movement in New England, and is considered a role model for other communities.
WRWA’s mission is: (1) To protect the environmental integrity of the Westport River watershed and its coastal environs of Buzzards Bay, and to advocate the wise use and preservation of natural resources for the aesthetic, recreational, and economic benefit of area citizens. (2) To educate the general public about the interrelationship of our waters, soils, plants, animals, and people.