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November 2019

Tide Calendar Digital Photography Contest Photographer Meet & Greet

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Somerset Public Library, 1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
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  PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE HAS CHANGED! We will be at the Somerset Public Library, Shipyard Room, 1464 County Street, Somerset. Stop by the Somerset Public Library anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 16th, to chat with contest volunteers, meet other calendar photographers, and view the 2020 contest shortlisted images.  If you are planning on entering the 2021 contest, it is a great place to look at what's been submitted in the past and really have…

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November 2020

2020 TRWA Annual Meeting

November 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have you heard the loons have made a comeback? Or that we’ve had a banner year in our terrapin study?   Join us at our Annual Meeting by Zoom to hear more! Featured Presentation by Ericka Griggs Ericka is the Massachusetts seasonal common loon biologist with the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and a first-year master’s student at Western Connecticut State University. She will be discussing the Massachusetts common loon translocation project in the Taunton River watershed. Diamondback Terrapin Study Annual…

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March 2022

Become a Water Quality Monitor!

March 26, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sweet’s Knoll, 1387 Somerset Avenue
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Become a Water Quality Monitor! Help protect the water quality of the Taunton River and its tributaries Water Quality Monitoring Training Session March 26, 2022, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TRWA’s Sweets Knoll State Park Office in Dighton, MA (on Rt 138 just South of the Bristol Aggie traffic light - 1387 Somerset Avenue, Dighton) The Taunton River Watershed Alliance has tested water quality in the Taunton River and its tributaries since its inception in 1988. This citizen collected data…

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April 2022

Native Plant Gardening

April 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lakeville Public Library 4 Precinct St. Lakeville, MA Learn from Martha “Mike” Schroeder, master gardener with decades of experience. She has a slide presentation on the basics of native plant gardening which will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Fully handicap accessible

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Town River Restoration Project, Bridgewater

April 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join a walk and talk event with handouts during school vacation week, so school aged children can attend. Learn about the Town River Restoration Project and explore the site. Kristopher M. Houle, P.E., Senior Ecological Restoration Engineer is the program leader. Parking is at the entrance to the Bridgewater Highway Dept at 151 High St, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

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Guided Walk at Woodward Forest, Norton MA

April 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

TRWA guide will lead an easy walk through the Woodward Forest managed by the Land Preservation Society of Norton. We will walk through various habitat, stopping along the way to look at signs of wildlife. The trail will lead us to the Three Mile River which flows into the Taunton River. Great for children, though not stroller friendly. Please no pups. Restrooms not available. Meeting Place:  Forest entrance, located between 4 & 5 Gateway Lane off Old Taunton Ave. Parking…

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May 2022

Mosquito Presentation

May 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Bruce Spooner Education Center invites you to a presentation on:  MOSQUITOS.   Todd B. Duval, Entomologist & Field Biologist from Bristol County Mosquito Control Project, will give an informative presentation on mosquitos, mosquito-borne illnesses, ways to control them and how best to protect ourselves. A question and answer session will follow. Location: Lakeville Public Library,  4 Precinct Street, Lakeville Did you know?:  World Mosquito Day is celebrated on August 20th each year.  Mark your calendar!  

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June 2022

Guided Bird Walk at Sweets Knoll State Park, Dighton MA

June 5, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 TRWA volunteers will lead an easy walk through the Sweets Knoll State Park which abuts the Taunton River. We will look for and identify birds on and near the river through sight and sound. If you have binoculars and/or bird guides, feel free to bring them along. Wear sturdy waterproof footwear. Families welcome, though not stroller friendly. No pups please. Restroom available.   Meeting Place: TWRA Office, 1387 Somerset Ave, Dighton MA   Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5,  Attendee Limit:…

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Taunton River Festival at Taunton Weir Riverfront Park

June 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

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July 2022

Guided Walk at Fall River Heritage State Park

July 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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…

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