Category: Press Releases

WRWA Seeking Volunteers for River Day in June, Organizing Meeting February 2, 2013

To celebrate Rivers Month and the summer solstice in June the Westport River Watershed Alliance is hosting their annual River Day festival on Saturday June 22 and new this year a bike ride on Saturday June 8. WRWA is looking

WRWA Appeals Conservation Commission’s Decision

On Friday, December 28, 2012, the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) requested that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issue a Superseding Order of Resource Area Delineation based on the wetland boundaries accepted by the Westport Conservation Commissions in

Local Students Help with Dune Restoration Project

November 5, 2012 Five local schools fromFall River,Westport, and Dartmouth have participated in a field study exploring the dunes at Cherry & Webb Beach in partnership with the Westport River Watershed Alliance.  The field study was part of the Dune

Westport River Watershed Alliance Receives Cultural Council Grant

Westport– The Westport River Watershed Alliance has been awarded a matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).  Public funding such as MCC’s plays a vital role for organizations as it allows the organization to leverage new money and also

A Most Memorable Evening

Sassafras Point was the lovely setting for the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s summer gala on August 11th.  This event happens with teams of committed volunteers and dedicated staff.  Our success comes from members and guests attendance and participation in our event.

BayCoast Bank, supports WRWA’s Summer intern program with $10,000 contribution

July 30, 2012 BayCoast Bank, formerly Citizens~Union Savings Bank, has contributed the sum of $10,000 to the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) to support the organization’s summer internship program. Since its inception in 1976, WRWA has grown from 15 members

Westport River Watershed Alliance Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

May 22, 2012 The Westport River Watershed Alliance is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. WRWA is now

New Focus for Westport River Watershed Alliance

October 31, 2011 New Focus for Westport River Watershed Alliance The Westport River Watershed Alliance will focus more of its time and resources on protecting and restoring the Westport River watershed.  With a unanimous budget vote from the board of

WRWA Tackles Chronic Pollution of the Upper West Branch of the River

September 28, 2012 The Board of Directors of the Westport River Watershed Alliance voted last night to make a significant investment in determining the problems that have closed shellfish beds in the upper half of the West Branch of theWestportRiversince