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Paddle the Taunton River – Part 2

Taunton River 9 South Street East, Raynham, MA

DUE TO THE WEATHER WE ARE RESCHEDULING THIS TRIP TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019. Everything else remains the same. This trip picks up where my Sept 7 trip ends. If you do both trips you will see most of the Wild & Scenic Taunton River! Check in time is 9:30 a.m. The trip will begin at 10 a.m. at the launch site, South Street East in Raynham diagonally across from the Riverbend Condominiums. The trip will end approximately four hours later (2 p.m.) at the Weir Riverfront Park on East Water Street in Taunton. Shuttle service will be provided by … Continue reading

$15.00

TRWA Annual Meeting

Bristol Agricultural School 135 Center St, Dighton

Please join us at our Annual Meeting in the Auditorium at Bristol County Agricultural High School.  The agenda includes reports on our activities of the past year, our goals for 2020 and election of 2020 Board members and officers. Our featured speaker will be Eric Walberg who will discuss potential impacts of climate change in southeastern Massachusetts.  Mr. Walberg is the Senior Program Leader for Climate Services at Manomet, a non-profit organization headquartered in Plymouth.  Refreshments will be served.  TRWA Calendar photographs from the past five years will be on display, and the 2020 Calendar will be on sale at … Continue reading

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Tide Calendar Digital Photography Contest Photographer Meet & Greet

Somerset Public Library 1464 County Street, Somerset, MA

  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 a chance to see how your images would look "on the judging table."   Copies of the 2020 Tide Calendar … Continue reading

Become a Water Quality Monitor!

Sweet's Knoll 1387 Somerset Avenue, Dighton

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 is an incredible tool, a historic picture of the watershed’s health.  It helps keep the spot light on areas and … Continue reading

Native Plant Gardening

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

Town River Restoration Project, Bridgewater

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.

Guided Walk at Woodward Forest, Norton MA

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 available along Gateway Lane. Cost:  Member- Free, Non-member- $5;  Attendee Limit: 15;  Pre-registration required by 4pm, Friday April 29th To … Continue reading

Mosquito Presentation

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!  

Guided Bird Walk at Sweets Knoll State Park, Dighton MA

 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: 15   Pre-registration required by 4pm, Friday, June 3, 2022   To register call (508) 828-1101 or email director@savethetaunton.org  

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