Category: News & Events

 Winter Speaker Series

Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute Date:  January 19, 2023 Location: WRWA’s River Center, and on line with Zoom Time: 4 p.m. Price: free January 19, 4 p.m. Richard Heinberg is a Senior Fellow at Post Carbon Institute and is the author of  POWER:

Winter Speaker Series

Nicholas P Sullivan, author of The Blue Revolution Date:  February 9, 2023 Location: WRWA’s River Center, and on line with Zoom Time: 4 p.m. Price: free Partners Village Store and Westport River Watershed Alliance will present author Nicholas P. Sullivan

 WRWA’s 10th Annual Winter Art Show and Auction

Date: Feb. 17 – 25, 2023 Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA Time: Daily 12-4 Price: Free to attend Description: WRWA’s 10th Winter Art Show at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery. Over 40 local and regional artists contribute to this well-respected art show.

Winter Speaker Series

Tom Kearns, President of DSK Architects and Planners Sustainable building projects, locally and internationally. Date: Thursday, March 23 Time: 4 p.m. Location:  River Center and online with Zoom Free More details to come.

Winter Speaker Series

Madeline Ostrander, author At Home on an Unruly Planet,  Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth. Date: April 13 at 4 p.m.    Time:4 p.m. Location: Online and at the River Center Free This timely book is a hopeful, urgent and universal message about

A Hibernation Investigation

Date: February 4, 2023 Location: WRWA’s River Center, 493 County Road Time: 12 pm – 3 pm Price: free Come join us at the river center to investigate hibernation. Learn about the science behind hibernation through activities and crafts for

Save the Date:Electronics Recycling

Date: April 29, 2023 Time: 9qm-11am Location: Town Hall Parking Lot   WRWA will host the very popular Electronics Recycling collection day at the Town Hall parking lot at 816 Main Road in Westport. We are pleased to once again

River Center Opening

WRWA’s River Center Commemorative Booklet. This booklet is a chronicle of the construction and renovation project, transforming the old Head Garage to the new River Center, with a brief history of the building dating back to the early 18th century.

2020 Summer Internships

Become one of our WRWA summer interns! The Westport River Watershed Alliance is seeking two qualified candidates to fill a seasonal, summer internship position.  Preference given to current UMass Dartmouth or BCC students for this grant funded internship sponsored by Baycoast

WRWA Seeking Volunteers for River Day in June, Organizing Meeting February 2, 2013

To celebrate Rivers Month and the summer solstice in June the Westport River Watershed Alliance is hosting their annual River Day festival on Saturday June 22 and new this year a bike ride on Saturday June 8. WRWA is looking

WRWA Appeals Conservation Commission’s Decision

On Friday, December 28, 2012, the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) requested that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issue a Superseding Order of Resource Area Delineation based on the wetland boundaries accepted by the Westport Conservation Commissions in

Local Students Help with Dune Restoration Project

November 5, 2012 Five local schools fromFall River,Westport, and Dartmouth have participated in a field study exploring the dunes at Cherry & Webb Beach in partnership with the Westport River Watershed Alliance.  The field study was part of the Dune

Westport River Watershed Alliance Receives Cultural Council Grant

Westport– The Westport River Watershed Alliance has been awarded a matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).  Public funding such as MCC’s plays a vital role for organizations as it allows the organization to leverage new money and also

A Most Memorable Evening

Sassafras Point was the lovely setting for the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s summer gala on August 11th.  This event happens with teams of committed volunteers and dedicated staff.  Our success comes from members and guests attendance and participation in our event.

BayCoast Bank, supports WRWA’s Summer intern program with $10,000 contribution

July 30, 2012 BayCoast Bank, formerly Citizens~Union Savings Bank, has contributed the sum of $10,000 to the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) to support the organization’s summer internship program. Since its inception in 1976, WRWA has grown from 15 members

Westport River Watershed Alliance Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

May 22, 2012 The Westport River Watershed Alliance is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. WRWA is now

New Focus for Westport River Watershed Alliance

October 31, 2011 New Focus for Westport River Watershed Alliance The Westport River Watershed Alliance will focus more of its time and resources on protecting and restoring the Westport River watershed.  With a unanimous budget vote from the board of

WRWA Tackles Chronic Pollution of the Upper West Branch of the River

September 28, 2012 The Board of Directors of the Westport River Watershed Alliance voted last night to make a significant investment in determining the problems that have closed shellfish beds in the upper half of the West Branch of theWestportRiversince