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Guided Walk- Gertrude Cornish Forest

  Join TRWA member and volunteer Ellenor Simmons as we explore this beautiful Norton property also known as Town Forest, located near the Three Mile River. This walk will wind us through a pine forest that has reemerged after a winter moth (Operophtera brumata) caterpillar outbreak ten years ago, killing many of the large oaks. A necessary timber harvest removed the dead wood and thinned the pine canopy to promote regeneration of native tree growth. Sturdy footwear recommended. Pups welcomed. No restrooms available. Ellenor brings 32 years of state parks experience to TRWA as a former Southcoast Field Operations Team…

Sowams Area Heritage Project

  Join us, along with the Old Colony History Museum, to learn about current efforts to establish a Sowams Heritage Area in East Bay Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Project Coordinator David Weed will share the area's significance, including over fifty locations revealing the early history of Massasoit’s tribe, the locations where the King Philip War began and ended, and how the English nearly exterminated the native people who had lived in the area for over 10,000 years. Free and open to the public Location: Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green, Taunton Refreshments will be served at 5:3oPM, presentation…

TRWA Annual Meeting

Have you heard about our 200+ terrapin hatchlings born from 18 protected nests this summer? How has this year's excessive rain effected our water sampling results? Join us at our Annual Meeting to learn more! Main Speaker:  Steve Hurley,  Southeast District Fisheries Manager for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on Fisheries Resources of The Taunton River Watershed: Changes and Challenges over the Past 30+ years. In addition to our main speaker, the meeting will include the election of 2024 Board members and officers, volunteer recognition awards and reports on TRWA’s many activities of the past year…