Diamondback Terrapin Population Study & Nest Protection



  • Please join us for the TRWA’s Annual Meeting -

    Join us for the TRWA Annual Meeting Saturday, November 12th, from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Bristol County Agricultural High School (BCAHS), 135 Center Street, Dighton. 

    Our Featured Speaker will be Brad Chase, Diadromus Fish Project Leader from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries. He will speak on the ecology and management of river herring in the Taunton River.

    TRWA Board Member and BCAHS NRM Chairman, Brian Bastarache, and project technician Jessie Power, will present results from the 2022 Taunton River Diamondback Terrapin Population Assessment field season.  This is TRWA’s seventh season studying the Diamondback Terrapin population in the Taunton River … Continue reading

  • Our Diamondback Terrapin Population Research is in Full Swing -

  • 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

Watershed News

Watershed News

  • TRWA August and September Nitrate, Phosphorus and Bacteria Results are on the Website -

    Since June monitoring has indicated elevated nitrate and phosphorus in the upper river which continued through August and September due to low dilution river flows and Brockton Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) discharge; elevated levels in the Town River were also measured due to low river flows and Bridgewater WWTP discharge. Sporadic bacteria water quality criteria violations possibly due to warm weather, low river flows and wildlife (e.g., geese) were measured in several locations. The Brockton, Bridgewater and Taunton WWTPs are under enforceable permit schedules for upgrades to remove nitrogen and phosphorus which should improve water quality and reduce algae … Continue reading

  • NRCS Statewide Local Working Group Survey and Meeting Announcement -

    On September 29 at 12:00 noon, the NRCS will host a statewide Local Working Group meeting over Zoom. Please note: even if you cannot attend the meeting, you can make your voice heard by filling out the NRCS survey, linked below. Answers to this survey will not only structure the LWG meeting, but will also guide our work going forward.

    This survey and meeting are an opportunity to provide input on natural resource priorities for the NRCS and the state conservationist. Agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land, professionals representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and individuals representing a … Continue reading

Presentation: Accessibility in Nature

Join us for a conservation with photographer Jonathan Huggon, his coach Neil, and mom Dianne, as they discuss navigating environmental obstacles for those with mobility issues.

Tuesday, November 8th at 6pm

Location: Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St, Somerset, MA

Presentation is free and open to the public.



Fall Events: Guided Walks & River Paddle

Join Us Outdoors this Fall !


Tuckerwood Conservation Area,  9/23rd, 10am-11:30am

Ames Nowell State Park, 10/15th, 9am-10:30am

F. G. Hills State Forest, 11/9th, 1pm-2:30pm



West Water St., Taunton to Dighton Rock State Park, 10/9th, 8:30am-11:30am


Event For Ages 10 & Up:  Explore Water Bugs & More!

Saturday, August 6th, 8:30am-10am

Jay Cordeiro, Wildlife Conservation Biologist, will introduce participants to the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna found in fresh water. Be prepared to get wet collecting samples with nets, sieves and by hand.


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Event: Pollinators, Native Plants & Container Gardens

Monday, August 29th, 6pm-7:30pm

Join us as LeeAnne Araujo, horticulturist from Araujo’s Farm in Dighton, provides an informative workshop on pollinator and native plants species for the purpose of planning a spring garden. Question and answer segment to follow. Learn More

See our events calendar for more events

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
Our Mission...to protect and restore the watershed’s natural resources for current and future generations.