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Birding at Mallard Point

  Join us for a guided bird stroll to discover which bird species call Mallard Point home. This event is perfect for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. Ellenor Simmons will lead us through this recreation easement to a fantastic view of the Taunton River in Somerset, home to many varieties of birds. We recommend bringing binoculars or spotting scope if you have them, for an up-close look at these feathered friends. For those able, we will walk down a short steep incline to access the water's edge. For those unable to access the incline, we recommend bringing a camping chair…

Guided Walk- Mill River Dam Removal Tour, Taunton

Beth Lambert, Director of the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, will lead a walk and discussion through this restored area. Described as one of the more ambitious aquatic-connectivity projects in Massachusetts history, learn how the removal of three obsolete dams (Whittenton Mill, West Britannia, and Hopewell Mills) and the construction of a fish ladder at Lake Sabbatia led to the opening of over 35 miles of mainstem and tributary spawning habitat to many fish species, while addressing public safety, climate adaptation and resilience to extreme weather. Moderate walk. Sturdy footwear recommended. Two sites will be seen from the road, however…

Taunton River Festival

  Join us in celebrating the Wild & Scenic Taunton River! Weir Village Riverfront Park, East Water Street, Taunton FREE ADMISSION Vendors, Educational Environmental Exhibitors, Turtles, Live Music, Food & More!           ACTIVITIES Guided Walk of Historic Taunton, 1pm Demonstrations by Silver City Dance             Vendor and Exhibitor Registration Details

Free Paddling Lessons for Children & their Families

 Photo courtesy of Norton Kayak Company   Free Kayak/Canoe Lessons for 1st Time Paddlers The Taunton River Watershed Alliance is offering FREE kayak/canoe lessons for children and their families who have never paddled. To fully enjoy the beautiful Taunton River one must first learn how to paddle. For safety reasons due to the River's tidal conditions, lessons will be provided at Norton Reservoir, located within the Taunton River Watershed. Age Requirements: Ages 5-7 require a parent in the boat, Ages 8 & up require a parent on the shore Cost: Free for ages 5-17, $10 for paddling adults Location: Norton…