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Guided Walk- Tuckerwood Conservation Area

Tuckerwood Conservation Area  Date: Friday, September 23, 2022  Time: 10:00am -11:30am  Cost: Member: Free, Non-member: $5  Meeting Place: Parking lot across from 1072 High Street, Bridgewater, MA.  Tuckerwood Conservation Area is a 32 acre parcel with views of the Town River. We will explore trails and pine woods with a vernal pool for viewing, making a wonderful easy walk led by TRWA volunteers. Not stroller friendly. Restrooms not available. Pups on leash welcome. Pre-registration required. To register call (508) 828-1101 or email

Guided Walk- Ames Nowell State Park

Ames Nowell State Park   Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022  Time: 9:00am-10:30am  Cost: Member: Free, Non-member: $5  Meeting Place: Parking lot at Linwood Street, Abington, MA.  Exploring the northern part of the Taunton River Watershed, TRWA volunteers will lead a walk near the Cleveland Reservoir to observe turtles, birds and wetland plants. We will scoop some water from the reservoir edge to see who lives in it. Medium hike. Wear sturdy footwear. Not stroller friendly. Restrooms available. Pups on leash welcome. Pre-registration required To register call (508) 828-1101 or email

America’s Most Endangered Group of Organisms- Fresh Water Mussels

Freshwater Mussel Fauna of Massachusetts - America's Most Endangered Group of Organisms with Jay Cordeiro Location- Somerset Public Library,  1464 County Street 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…

Guided Walk- F. Gilbert Hills State Forest

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest   Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps work at many of our state forests in the 1930s. TRWA member and volunteer Ellenor Simmons will lead a 1-hour walk through pine forests and fire roads, visiting waterholes, meadows and geological structures. Medium hike. Sturdy shoes recommended. Off pavement stroller friendly. Dogs on leash welcome. Restrooms available. Ellenor brings 32 years of state parks experience to TRWA as a former Southcoast Field Operations Team Leader and park supervisor with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation. In her retirement, she enjoys leading walks and volunteering with our Diamondback…

Free Paddling Lessons for Children Ages 5-17

 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 ages 5-17re 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 Kayak…