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Taunton River Festival at Taunton Weir Riverfront Park

Join us in celebrating the Wild & Scenic Taunton River! FREE ADMISSION Over 60 Vendors and Educational Exhibits, Turtles,  Entertainment, Food & More! MUSIC & DANCE:  Ragtime Jack Radcliffe (11am-12pm), The Rose Wharf Band (12-4pm)                      The Unlikely Strummers (12-2pm) & Silver City Dance (2:45-3:15pm)                FOOD: OxCart (burgers, hotdogs, grilled cheese, fries, lobster rolls, clam cakes, drinks)      Mig's Dogs (all beef hotdogs, turkey sausage, spicy beef, chips, fruit snacks, drinks)      Frosty Friends Ice Cream & Treats (ice cream, Richie's Italian Ice, pretzels, mini-donuts, popcorn and more) VENDORS All Things Possible, Avon, B&B Originals & Doug's Wood Crafts, Basket of … Continue reading

Guided Walk at Fall River Heritage State Park

TRWA volunteers will lead an easy walk along the boardwalk at the Fall River Heritage State Park. We will look at nature along this end of the Taunton River Watershed, and discuss the area's history. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Pups on leash welcome. Restrooms available.   Meeting Place: Battleship Cove Parking Area near the small bridge   Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5,  Attendee Limit: 15   Pre-registration required by 4pm, Thursday, June 30, 2022   To register call (508) 828-1101 or email

Biology of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Fun Activity for Children, Ages 10 and Up. Jay Cordeiro, TRWA Board Member and Wildlife Conservation Biologist, will introduce participants to the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna found in fresh water. Aquatic macroinvertebrates include immature larval and adult forms of many insects, such as dragonflies, damselflies, mayflies, and caddisflies; as well as bottom dwelling animals, such as worms, snails, and mussels, among other organisms. Many of these organisms are sensitive to pollution and can provide important indicators of impaired water quality.   Participants will collect samples of aquatic invertebrates and amphibians with nets, sieves and by hand. We will learn to identify, count … Continue reading

Pollinators, Native Plants & Container Gardens

   Join us as LeeAnne Araujo, horticulturist from Araujo's Farm in Dighton, provides an informative workshop on pollinator and native plants species for the purpose of planning a spring garden. Question and answer segment to follow. Location: Somerset Library , 1464 County Street Somerset Cost: Free To register call (508) 828-1101 or email    

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

Sunday Morning Paddle on the Taunton

Sunday, October 9, 2022 8:30am -11:30am Join Nemasket Kayak Center guides on a tour of the beautiful Taunton River. We'll launch from the boat ramp area located at West Water Street, Taunton and paddle downriver to Dighton Rock State Park. Open to all ages. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants MUST: be able to swim, sign a waiver and wear a life jacket Be sure to bring water, sunscreen and hat   Cost: If bringing your own boat- $40;  If renting a boat- TRWA Non-Member-$69, TRWA Member-$62 Space is limited. Pre-registration required. For more information or … Continue reading

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

Guided Walk- F. Gilbert Hills State Forest

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest   Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022  Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm  Cost: Member: Free, Non-member: $5  Meeting Place: Parking lot behind headquarters building, 45 Mill St, Foxboro MA.   Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps work at many of our state forests in the 1930s. TRWA volunteers will lead a walk through pine forests and fire roads, visiting waterholes, meadows and geological structures. Medium hike. Wear sturdy shoes. Off pavement stroller friendly. Pups on leash welcome. Restrooms available. Pre-registration required To register call (508) 828-1101 or email

2022 TRWA Annual Meeting

Have you heard we protected 30 terrapin nests this summer? Do you know how the current drought has effected our water sampling results or the river herring? Join us at our Annual Meeting to hear more! Main speaker : Brad Chase, Diadromous Fish Project Leader from MA Division of Marine Fisheries will speak on the ecology and management of river herring in the Taunton River. In addition to our main speaker, the meeting will include reports on TRWA's many activities of the past year, goals for 2023 and the election of 2023 Board members and officers.     Diamondback Terrapin … Continue reading