Calendar of Events

FrogWatch Training

Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: River Center, 493 Old County Road

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program that provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads.  Frogs and toads play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. 

Volunteers are the foundation of the FrogWatch USA community – these trained individuals listen for frogs and toads during evenings from February through August and submit these observations to a national online database. 

If you would like to be part of the Frogwatch community, join WRWA and the Buttonwood Park Zoo to become a citizen scientist! As a citizen scientist you will have the opportunity to explore your local wetlands, learn to identify local frogs and toads by their calls, and contribute data to a long-term scientific study.

Join us at the FREE training sessions coming up in the spring!  To register for the training please email or call WRWA at 508-636-3016 ext 1006.

Winter Art Show

Date: February 22-March 7, 2020
(gallery hours noon-4pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA

Our seventh annual  Winter Art Show will take place during the week of February 22- March 7 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.  This year, our contributing artists will transform old wooden parts of boats into works of art.  Over 50 works of art were donated.

Click here to preview the artwork.

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 7, with the reception from 5 to 7.

WRWA Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Location: Bittersweet Farm, 438 Main Road, Westport
Time: Brunch 11:00 ($25), Annual Meeting and Speaker at 12:00 free

Join WRWA to hear about the organizations accomplishments from 2019.  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.  Click below to pay or call WRWA to reserve. The business meeting and program are free.

About the Speaker –
Bob Daylor is a semi-retired civil engineer and the Vice-chair of the Westport Planning Board. He is a frequent speaker and expert on development impact issues. He has worked on major economic development and public works projects in Africa and Asia. Mr. Daylor also served as the professional mentor to the Tufts University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders for several years, designing and building water supplies for rural villages in El Salvador and Nicaragua. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an environmental focus from Northeastern University. He was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
 
Bob will be discussing the findings of the recent Targeted-Integrated Water Resource Management Plan done for the Town of Westport by consultants Kleinfelder and Pare Corp. The Plan will guide the Town’s selection and implementation of actions to cost-effectively address the impaired water quality and habitat conditions of the Westport River with the long-term goal of achieving the nitrogen loading reductions necessary to meet the 2017 Final TMDL Report’s target threshold and water quality standards for pathogens. The Plan quantifies the extent of the current problems and future needs in the targeted areas, identifies and evaluates alternative technologies and management practices for meeting those needs, prioritizes the most environmentally appropriate and cost-effective remedies. 

 

Moths and Butterflies Program

Date: March 28, 2020
Time: 10am-12pm
Price: $5 per person, suggested donation
Location: River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport

To welcome the spring and all the creatures that it brings with it, WRWA will be holding an event on the differences between moths and butterflies. Enjoy a chance for families to learn about differences between two insects that we often confuse for each other.  

We know when the weather starts to warm up, we begin to see all sorts of critters again. At this event families will learn some tips and tricks to finding butterflies and moths. We will highlight some of the common moths and butterflies found locally . Also enjoy playing games, making a craft, and seeing some wings under the projection microscope.

This event is a good way for families to learn about the world around us, explore our new space, and to have fun. To RSVP please email outreach@wrwa.com.

Electronics Recycling Event

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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