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TRWA Blog

  • Guided Walk- Heritage State Park -

    Friday, July 1, 2022:   Fall River Heritage State Park   10:00am-11:30am

    TRWA volunteers will lead an easy walk along the boardwalk at the Fall River Heritage State Park. We will look at nature along this end of the Taunton River Watershed, and discuss the area’s history. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Pups on leash welcome. Restrooms available.

    Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5

    Meeting Place:  Battleship Cove Parking Area near the small bridge

    Attendee Limit: 15;   Pre-registration required by 4pm, Thursday, June 30, 2022

    To register call (508) 828-1101 or email director@savethetaunton.org

  • Successful 2022 Taunton River Festival -

    This year’s celebration of the Wild and Scenic Taunton River was a huge success!  Many thanks to all our vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, food trucks, musicians, dancers, and visitors who made this event so enjoyable. The day was filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter, song, dance, food, shopping and more!  A special thank you to our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, including Taunton Troop 40, whose assistance made the event possible.

    Mark your calendars for next year on June 11, 2023 at Weir Village Riverfront Park, 33 East Water St, Taunton. 

    Click here for photos of the 2022 event.

     

  • Guided Bird Walk at Sweets Knoll State Park -

    Sunday, June 5, 2022:    Sweets Knoll State Park, Dighton MA   8:30am-10:00am

    TRWA volunteers will lead an easy walk through the Sweets Knoll State Park which abuts the Taunton River. We will look for and identify birds on and near the river through sight and sound. If you have binoculars and/or bird guides, feel free to bring them along. Wear sturdy waterproof footwear. Families welcome, though not stroller friendly. No pups please. Restroom available.

    Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5

    Meeting Place:  TRWA Office, 1387 Somerset Ave, Dighton

    Attendee Limit: 15;   Pre-registration required by 4pm, Friday, June 3rd

    To register … Continue reading

Watershed News

Watershed News

  • How to celebrate World Turtle Day… -

    World Turtle Day was started in 1990 by the American Tortoise Rescue organization to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.   At the Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TRWA) we like to celebrate World Turtle Day the best way possible, by releasing head-started threatened Northern Diamondback Terrapins back into the wild. 

    The TRWA is working with the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to conduct a population study: a multi-year project looking at the numbers, age and distribution of the Diamondback in the Taunton River Watershed.  All work is conducted under a State … Continue reading

  • Sign TRWA’s “Help the Herring” Petition -

    Thank you to all who signed TRWA’s petition at the Middleboro Herring Run Festival on Saturday, April 9th or Sunday, April 10th . There will be another opportunity to sign at the Taunton River Festival on Sunday June 12th or you can call our office and stop by to sign. Our petition asks EPA and MassDEP to reissue the last two Clean Water Act (CWA) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) permits in the Taunton River watershed. These plants need modernizing to remove nitrogen. The juvenile Herring and Alewife need a healthy algae bloom free estuary and Mount Hope Bay to rest, … Continue reading

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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.

Water Height at the Titicut St gauge in Bridgewater:

USGS Water-data graph for Taunton River
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