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TRWA Blog

TRWA Blog

  • Volunteers Bob & Barbara Hunt, Retire After Years of Service -   Thank you to Bob and Barbara Hunt for their years of water quality testing. They are long-time valued volunteers for TRWA’s Water Quality Monitoring Program and are retiring from testing as of this spring.   Steve Silva, program coordinator, says, “the Hunts were dedicated and reliable water quality monitoring volunteers long before I started with the program. Thanks to them, we have a long and complete data set on water quality conditions in the lower Taunton River main stem and the lower Three Mile … Continue reading
  • Board of Directors Welcome Brad Gonyer -     May be an image of 1 person and beard   TRWA welcomes Brad Gonyer as the newest member of our Board of Directors.   A seasoned TRWA volunteer, Brad has been a water sampler in the Water Quality Monitoring program for the past twelve years. He has also volunteered at various events, and will be joining the garden committee when it resumes work this spring.   His belief in the increasing need for environmental stewardship matches TRWA’s mission to protect and restore the Watershed’s natural resources … Continue reading
  • Holiday Open House -

     

     

    The TRWA will be hosting a Holiday Open House in appreciation for all the support received throughout this past year.

    Stop by the Watershed Center at Sweets Knoll State Park, Dighton on Saturday December 17th from 10am-1pm. Enjoy cookies, calendars, holiday treats, warm conversation and a chance to see our progress at the Center.

    During your visit, enjoy our 2023 Tide Calendar photo … Continue reading

Watershed News

Watershed News

  • Our Annual Taunton River Tide Calendar -

                                                                               
     

     

    The TRWA publishes an annual calendar with the local Taunton River Tides.

    The calendar, featuring wildlife and scenery within the Taunton River Watershed, is comprised of work from local photographers.

    Calendars are available for $20 … Continue reading

  • 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

 
Freshwater Mussel Fauna of Massachusetts –
America’s Most Endangered Group of Organisms with Jay Cordeiro

Saturday, February 11th at 1pm, Somerset Library

Join Jay Cordeiro, a wildlife biologist with the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Adjunct Faculty in Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University, for an eye opening discussion about mussels. With 70% of species at risk of extinction, the United States is home to one of the most endangered groups of organisms in the world-  North American freshwater mussels.  This presentation will look at the natural history of these fascinating creatures often overlooked as uncharismatic. Threats, trends, and conservation efforts will be outlined in the scope of their distribution throughout Massachusetts. The presentation will include a show and tell of species found within the Taunton River Watershed and efforts to conserve them.  Past and present uses of mussels as sources for food, pearls and the pearl button industry, will also be explored.

  

 

With 30 years of experience in rare species conservation, environmental protection, and natural history museum curation, Jay is committed to public awareness of the threat of global biodiversity decline; particularly those uncharismatic organisms (i.e. critters without faces) often overlooked in conservation. He is also fascinated with the history of science and art as related to modern taxonomy.

 

 

 

 

 

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