Diamondback Terrapin Population Study & Nest Protection



  • First Herring Spotted! -

    The first herring have been spotted by the Middleborough-Lakeville Herring Fishery Commission. The first herring to arrive are known as scouts. The rest won’t be far behind! The peak is unpredictable. Late March through mid-April is a good time to check. To learn more about herring, click here.

    Also, mark your calendars for an informative TRWA program at the Middleboro Herring Run at 47 Wareham Street on Tuesday, April … Continue reading

  • World Wetlands Day – Feb 2nd -

    Move over Phil,  February 2nd is World Wetlands Day!

    Once treated as dumping grounds, wetlands today are recognized for the critical role they serve … Continue reading

  • 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 … Continue reading
Watershed News

Watershed News

  • Annual Sampling Refresher and New Volunteer Training – March 25, 2023 - Become a Guardian of the Taunton River and its tributaries by joining the TRWA sampling team!   We do our annual refresher and new volunteer training on the last Saturday morning the month before the program is due to start for the year. The training will be Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30 – Noon at our Sweets Knoll State Park office this year.   This year the first monitoring day will be Tuesday morning 4/11/23 (second Tuesday of the month). We collect one sample per month April through October (takes about 2 hours for sample collection and drop off by … Continue reading
  • TRWA Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report Lakeshore Center Phase 4 -

    TRWA sent a comment letter on the December 15,2022 Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) proposed for Lakeshore Center Phase 4 in Bridgewater. As the letter states TRWA urged that the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) withhold approval of or deny this project which has significant potential to adversely affect the headwaters of the Taunton River including Lake Nippenicket and the Town River.

    The (DEIR) leaves reasons to question this major project in such a small vulnerable headwaters watershed which is already suffering adverse impacts from previously completed project phases. The proposed project will disturb 27.85 acres, create … Continue reading

Upcoming Events

February 11th, 1PM-  Freshwater Mussel Fauna of Massachusetts with Jay Cordeiro, Somerset Public Library

February 24th, 10AM-  Guided Walk, Dighton Rock State Park, Berkley with Ellenor Simmons

March 22nd, 6PM- Frogs of Massachusetts with Brian Bastarache, Bridgewater Public Library

March 29th, 1PM- Guided Walk, F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, Foxboro with Ellenor Simmons

April 12, 1PM- Guided Walk, Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refuge, Taunton with Ellenor Simmons

April 18th, 10AM- Middleboro Herring Run and Count with Herring Commissioners

May 1st, 6PM- Starting a Pollinator Garden, Somerset Public Library with LeeAnne Araujo

May 13th, 1PM- The Orchestra as Ecosystem with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

May 20th, 10AM-12PM- Guided Walk, Mill River Dam Restoration Project, Taunton with Beth Lambert

June 3rd, 8:30AM- Guided Bird Walk, Broad Cove Nature Trail, Dighton with Ellenor Simmons

June 20, 4-6PM- Wild Edible Plant Walk, Great River Preserve, Bridgewater with Russ Cohen

July 25, 11AM- Monarchs & Milkweeds- Part 1, Boyden Wildlife Refuge, Taunton with Sally Spooner

August 10, 6PM- Monarchs & Milkweeds- Part 2, Lakeville Public Library with Sally Spooner



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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.