Watershed Photography Contest

The digital photography contest and Tide Calendar is taking a little break.  Our long standing volunteers need a rest.  If you are interested in helping out for future years, many hands make the work light.  Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer.  Most of the work can be done remotely and on your own time table.  

Our 2021 Annual Taunton River Tide Calendar and special “Avian Edition” Wall Calendar Is Now On Sale

The TRWA publishes a calendar with the local Taunton River Tides. It features the photography of our annual photography contest winners. Starting November 15th, we will have limited quantities of the calendar discounted and on sale for $15 at our Sweets Knoll State Park office.  Please call our offices at 508-828-1101 for more information and office hours.   Discounted copies will also be on sale at:

  • Taunton Development Corp, 6 Pleasant St Suite A, Taunton
  • Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green, Taunton
  • Riverhouse Restaurant in the Weir Village

You can also order copies of the calendar online, print on demand for $19.99 +$4 shipping & handling. Of that cost, $10 goes directly to the TRWA.

We do not normally publish two different calendars in the same year, but the amount of entries for our photo contest this year was staggering.  So in addition to our traditional Taunton River Tide Calendar, we have our special, one time only, pandemic busting “Avian Edition” Wall Calendar (with no tidal data…for folks who like to write appointments in their calendar….)

To view and order our TIDE calendar, follow this link: http://www.calendarlink.org/trwa/home.html.
To view and order our BIRD calendar, follow this link: https://www.calendarlink.org/trwa2021bird/home.html

Want to customize our TRWA calendar?  Would you like it to start in, say, June, or be printed with the tide data from another NOAA tide station? Click this link for detailed instructions on how to order a custom calendar. how_to_order_online_flier

Want to see your photo on next year’s calendar? Enter our calendar photography contest.

The list of winners and preview images can be found at this link.


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Diamondback Terrapin Study

terrapin_study_02The TRWA is pleased to announce it will be funding a technician to formally investigate the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemy terrapin) population of Assonet Bay located in Southern Massachusetts. This population and its nesting beach have been documented for several years, but no rigorous studies have been conducted to determine and record the abundance, sex ratio, or age structure of this population. Such a study would provide crucial information for conservation and management of this, and other populations of state threatened species. The goal of this study will be to provide a comprehensive research report that can be shared with conservation partners and set up the

terrapin_studybasis for long term study of survivorship and site fidelity. The study will involve the use of floated hoop traps, which were used successfully in the 2015 Allens Pond (Westport) terrapin survey. Diamond Back Terrapins are found along the east coast and are Massachusett’s only brackish water turtle species. They are listed as threatened on the State’s Natural Heritage Endangered Species list. Watch our site for more information on this study