TRWA Blog

TRWA Blog

  • Adult Sea Lamprey Sighting on the Nemasket -

    This past May, a dead adult sea lamprey was observed at Oliver Mill Park in Middleborough. The fish had migrated up the river to spawn on the Nemasket and having completed its life cycle, died and was washed up on the banks. It was 30” long.

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    There are two lamprey species native to Massachusetts waters, the American Brook Lampry (Lethenteron appendix) (which is a threatened population in the state) and the Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus).

    The fellow found … Continue reading

  • Diamondback Terrapin Study -

    terrapin_study_02The TRWA is pleased to announce it will be funding a technician to formally investigate the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemy terrapin) population of Assonet Bay located in Southern Massachusetts. This population and its nesting beach have been documented for several years, but no rigorous studies have been conducted to determine and record the abundance, sex ratio, or age structure of this population. Such a study would provide crucial information for conservation and management of this, and other populations of … Continue reading

Watershed News

Watershed News

  • Join us at our Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 5th -

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    Join us at our Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bristol County Agricultural School Auditorium, Dighton, MA.

    The evening will feature a presentation on TRWA’s Turtle Conservation Project by biologists Brian Bastarache and Patty Levasseur.turtle_net_assonet

    The program will also include recognition of TRWA’s 2016 Water Quality Monitors and a report on recent monitoring results. We will elect officers … Continue reading

  • Announcing the Winners of our Annual Photography Contest -

    The Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TRWA) is pleased to announce the release of its Annual Taunton River Tide calendar. For a seventh year in a row, the TRWA has published a yearly calendar with tidal data for the Taunton River. cover_image

    This year the calendar cover features the work of local photographer and nature enthusiast Bernard Creswick. His image, “Immature Cooper’s Hawks,” was shot right within his Raynham, MA backyard.

    Other winning images and photographers are:

    January
    “January … Continue reading

Tides in Fall River:

To get the time of HIGH tide in Taunton add approximately 45 minutes to the high tide times listed below. For the time of LOW tide in Taunton add 2 hours and 15 minutes to the time of low tide listed below.

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