Calendar of Events

Something about Sharks

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 4pm on Zoom
Registration:  Free program, email outreach@wrwa.com to register

On February 25, Gregory B. Skomal, Ph.D. will present a lecture all about Sharks.  Dr. Skomal is Senior Fisheries Scientist at the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries.  He has studied sharks of all kinds for three decades, is the North Atlantic’s go-to guy for separating fact from fiction about white sharks. He’s tagged 136 great white sharks and is midway through two major multiyear studies of their population, migration, and behavior. Skomal hopes his findings will help protect the ancient predators.

Horseshoe Crab Talk

Date: January 28th
Time: 4pm on  Zoom 
Register: Free Program, send an email to outreah@wrwa.com to register

 

The Westport River Watershed Alliance will be hosting on-line events in the coming months with guest speakers elaborating on topics related to our natural environment. The public is invited to sign up and take part in these interesting virtual lectures.

On January 28, Dr. Dan Gibson will present an illustrated talk on Horseshoe Crabs, the mythic, mystical, and misunderstood throwbacks to the earliest of sea creatures.   Dr. Gibson began his Ph.D. research on them at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and is still studying their development, natural history, and neurobiology at the MBL. As a member of the Horseshoe Crab Conservation Association, Dr. Gibson is an active advocate for the mindful use and preservation of this irreplaceable resource. His talk will feature their biomedical contributions, their role in Nobel Prize-winning vision research, their development from eggs to adulthood, and their critical role in food webs. 

Beauty of Westport

The Beauty of Westport Photo Sales to benefit the Westport River Watershed Alliance.

WRWA has enjoyed the generosity of local artists for many years as they provide their beautiful images to our organization for the annual calendar and for sale at the annual Summer Gala.  Now you can order these images on canvas frame or as a mounted print and they will be delivered directly to your door.

This offering will help raise funds for WRWA during this time when we have had to cancel many of our important fundraising events, and it serves to remind us all of the beauty and power of nature.  We are fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful place!

We can offer a much larger selection of photographs, mounting and sizes by special order- call 508-636-3016 x 1003 or email outreach@wrwa.com.

Photograph offerings will be changed seasonally. 

View the latest photographs:

July Sunrise-Steve Connors

Picture 1 of 3

 

Seasonal Photo – Canvas Print on Frame

Seasonal Photo Matted Print

 

Electronics Recycling- Postponed until Spring 2021

Date: Postponed until spring 2021
Time: 9 – 11 AM
Location: Town Hall parking lot on Main Road in Westport

Items accepted: Computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDA’s, cell phones, mice, keyboards, inkjet printers, plastic speakers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereos, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and auto/marine batteries, and battery back-ups.

A $10 disposal fee applies to each TV, monitor, large wooden-boxed speaker ($5 for small), laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant containing device.

Not accepted: Light bulbs, household batteries, fire/carbon monoxide detectors, tapes/disks, glass, broken TV tubes, Styrofoam or any hazardous waste materials.
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