Category: News & Events

Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency: What’s at stake, and what we can do about it. With Dr. Heather Goldstone. Date: January 13 Location:  Online or in person at the River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport Time: 5 p.m. Price: Free Description: Dr. Goldstone will

Sustainability Discussion

Sustainability with Jamie Jacquart Date: February 10 Location:  Online or in person at the River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport Time: 5 p.m. Price: Free Description: Jamie Jacquart is the Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability at UMASS Dartmouth. Encompassing the

Asian Shore Crabs

Date: March 3 Location: Online and in person at the River Center Time: 5 p.m. Price: Free Description: Renee Montanaro is a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her dissertation combines fieldwork, research, and community engagement to evaluate ecological factors that promote

More than Just the Buzz

Using ecological data to restore native pollination systems (and why it matters),  with Dr. Robert Gegear Date: March 30 Location:  Online and in person at the River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport Time: 5 p.m. Price: Free Description: Dr. Robert J. Gegear

Horseneck Beach Monthly Clean up

Dates: January 8, February 5, March 5, and April 2nd Location: Horseneck Beach State Reservation, 5 John Reed Rd Time: 10 – 12pm Price: free to register Description: Come join us to clean up our local ecosystems at our monthly

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