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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…

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…

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…

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 director@savethetaunton.org

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…

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 director@savethetaunton.org