Bring the whole family to fish at our annual Angler Education Day, Sunday, July 16th

Please join us for the TRWA & Friends of Dighton Rock State Park’s 4th Annual Angler Education Day

A free family fishing event at Dighton Rock State Park, Berkley
Sunday, July 16, noon to 3 p.m.


Activities will include:

  • Instruction in fishing techniques with staff from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife;
  • Seining the river with leaders of TRWA to catch and identify some of the aquatic creatures who live there;
  • More learning about fish species with coloring books.

This event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.  Bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided, as well as all fishing gear.

Dighton Rock State Park is located on Bay View Avenue in Berkley.  The Museum will be open to visitors, where you can view the glacial erratic boulder with its mysterious designs of ancient origin.

Angler Education Day is sponsored by  
the Taunton River Watershed Alliance 
          and the Friends of Dighton Rock State Park


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


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 and directors for the upcoming year and provide updates on other activities. Refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will be held in the auditorium and is open to the public and free of charge.

d_ennis_osprey_coverWinning images from the The Taunton River 2017 Tide Calendar will be displayed and calendars will be available for purchase

Bristol County Agricultural High School is located at 135 Center Street in Dighton.


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 Walk Along Assawompsett,” Lakeville, MA – Carol Longo

“Bluebird Family Keeping Warm,” Berkley, MA – Barbara Tomawski

“Assonet River Sunset,” Assonet Village, MA – Barry French

“Eating out on a Limb,” Norfolk, MA – Sarah Keates

“Morning Dew,” Somerset, MA – Deborah Sharples DeCambra

“Nippenicket Sunset,” Bridgewater, MA – Bernard Creswick

“Is It Safe?” Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area, Freetown MA – David Ennis

“The Big Catch,” Plymouth, MA – Sarah Keates

“Stairway of Red,” Pierce Beach, Somerset, MA – Kat Tasca/PHOTO>kat<©

“Great Quittacas Pond,” Middleborough MA – David Ennis

“Harris Street Bridge,” Taunton, MA – Mark Genovese

“Taunton River, Sunrise Tipped Trees,” Berkley, MA – Ronald Tomawski

2017 calendar winners

2017 Calendar Winners


The calendar also features the photographic work of: Karen Callan, Bruce Caswell, Tricia Gordon, Ellen Hansen, Jonathan Huggon, Terry Monacelli, Barbara Mullen, Mary L. Nicodemus, Elaine Sherman, Sally Spooner Chris Trabulsie, Mike Walsh.

Pictures are of the wild life and scenery within the Taunton River Watershed, 562 square miles in all of or part of 43 Southeastern Massachusetts cities and towns.

Calendars are available now print-on-demand through this link. The TRWA is excited to use all the options of this new technology. Calendars can be printed from any month in the year with the tide data from the Taunton River or any other of the 3,500 NOAA tide stations. People purchasing the calendar can even customize their calendar with their own photographs. Half the proceeds from the $19.99 purchase price goes directly to the TRWA to support its ongoing mission protecting and restoring the Taunton River watershed, its tributaries, wetlands, floodplains, river corridors and wildlife.bitty_calendar_02

The TRWA will be publishing another calendar in 2018 and the submission period for that calendar contest is now open. Click here to jump over to the contest page and download contest submission guidelines.

For 25 years, TRWA has been a voice for the river, an advocate for environmental protection, sustainable development and responsible stewardship of our precious water resources. We are an Alliance of concerned residents, businesses, and organizations united to restore and properly manage water and related natural resources within the Taunton River Watershed.