The Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TRWA) is pleased to announce the release of its Annual Taunton River Tide calendar. For our eighth year running, the TRWA has published a yearly calendar with tidal data for the Taunton River along with the winning images of the TRWA’s Calendar Photography Contest.
Berkley resident David Ennis captured the cover spot this year with his image “Bald Eagle on the Taunton River.” He is the very first TRWA calendar photographer to win the cover spot for a second time; his “King of the Hill” shot of ospreys in territorial displays was featured on the 2016 cover. An avid photographer, he can be found chasing birds of prey from Middleborough to Dighton.
Other winning images and photographers are:
“Radiant Touch,” Dighton, MA – Karen Brilhante
“No Swimming Today,” Muddy Cove, Dighton, MA – Mary L. Nicodemus
“Spring Thaw,” War Memorial Park, West Bridgewater, MA – Mark Genovese
“Farming by the Taunton River,” Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA – Stephen Oliveira
“Yellow Warbler,” Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson, MA – Bernard Creswick
“Fall River Heritage State Park, Battleship Cove, and the Braga Bridge,” Fall River, MA – Jonathan Huggon
“Ladybugs” Somerset, MA – Deborah Sharples DeCambra
“Watson Pond Sunset Dip,” Taunton, MA – Mark Genovese
“Eastern Garter Snake in a Tree Trunk,” Pocksha Pond, Lakeville, MA – David Ennis
“Fun with cranberries,” Freetown, MA – Mark Genovese
“The Falls at the Corner of Washburn & County Roads,” E. Freetown, MA – Sally Spooner
“Sunset Bridge,” Dighton, MA – Al Martinez
The calendar also features the photographic work of: Cheryl Aguiar, Donna Barry, Don Sheerin, Barry French, Tricia Gordon, Ellen Hansen, Joanne Lachance, Carol Longo, Kaitlyn Machado, Lester Ruth, Renay Szargowicz, Kat Tasca, and 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.
The TRWA will be publishing another calendar in 2019 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 30 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.