Volunteers Bob & Barbara Hunt, Retire After Years of Service

  Thank you to Bob and Barbara Hunt for their years of water quality testing. They are long-time valued volunteers for TRWA’s Water Quality Monitoring Program and are retiring from testing as of this spring.   Steve Silva, program coordinator, says, “the Hunts were dedicated and reliable water quality monitoring volunteers long before I started with the program. Thanks to them, we have a long and complete data set on water quality conditions in the lower Taunton River main stem and the lower Three Mile … Continue reading

Board of Directors Welcome Brad Gonyer

    May be an image of 1 person and beard   TRWA welcomes Brad Gonyer as the newest member of our Board of Directors.   A seasoned TRWA volunteer, Brad has been a water sampler in the Water Quality Monitoring program for the past twelve years. He has also volunteered at various events, and will be joining the garden committee when it resumes work this spring.   His belief in the increasing need for environmental stewardship matches TRWA’s mission to protect and restore the Watershed’s natural resources … Continue reading

Holiday Open House

 

 

The TRWA will be hosting a Holiday Open House in appreciation for all the support received throughout this past year.

Stop by the Watershed Center at Sweets Knoll State Park, Dighton on Saturday December 17th from 10am-1pm. Enjoy cookies, calendars, holiday treats, warm conversation and a chance to see our progress at the Center.

During your visit, enjoy our 2023 Tide Calendar photo … Continue reading

Please join us for the TRWA’s Annual Meeting

Join us for the TRWA Annual Meeting Saturday, November 12th, from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Bristol County Agricultural High School (BCAHS), 135 Center Street, Dighton. 

Our Featured Speaker will be Brad Chase, Diadromus Fish Project Leader from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries. He will speak on the ecology and management of river herring in the Taunton River.

TRWA Board Member and BCAHS NRM Chairman, Brian Bastarache, and project technician Jessie Power, will present results from the 2022 Taunton River Diamondback Terrapin Population Assessment field season.  This is TRWA’s seventh season studying the Diamondback Terrapin population in the Taunton River … Continue reading

Guided Walk- Heritage State Park

Friday, July 1, 2022:   Fall River Heritage State Park   10:00am-11:30am

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.

Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5

Meeting Place:  Battleship Cove Parking Area near the small bridge

Attendee Limit: 15;   Pre-registration required by 4pm, Thursday, June 30, 2022

To register call (508) 828-1101 or email director@savethetaunton.org

Successful 2022 Taunton River Festival

This year’s celebration of the Wild and Scenic Taunton River was a huge success!  Many thanks to all our vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, food trucks, musicians, dancers, and visitors who made this event so enjoyable. The day was filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter, song, dance, food, shopping and more!  A special thank you to our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, including Taunton Troop 40, whose assistance made the event possible.

Mark your calendars for next year on June 11, 2023 at Weir Village Riverfront Park, 33 East Water St, Taunton. 

Click here for photos of the 2022 event.

 

Guided Bird Walk at Sweets Knoll State Park

Sunday, June 5, 2022:    Sweets Knoll State Park, Dighton MA   8:30am-10:00am

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.

Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5

Meeting Place:  TRWA Office, 1387 Somerset Ave, Dighton

Attendee Limit: 15;   Pre-registration required by 4pm, Friday, June 3rd

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World Turtle Day: May 23

TRWA’s work to assess the population of Diamondback Terrapins in the Taunton River Watershed will be entering it’s seventh season in June 2022. This unique terrapin is a threatened species, protected under Massachusetts Law. If you have laying females on your property and would like us to install screening to prevent nest predation by skunks, foxes and raccoons, you can call our office at (508) 828-1101.

Celebrate Earth Day with a Guided Walk

Saturday, April 30, 2022,  (Rain Date Saturday, May 7, 2o22):   Woodward Forest, Norton MA   1:00pm-2:30pm

TRWA volunteers will lead an easy walk through 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.

Cost: Member- Free, Non-member- $5

Meeting Place:  Forest entrance, located between 4 & 5 Gateway Lane off Old Taunton Ave. Parking … Continue reading