Category: News & Events

Fall Beach Clean Up

Dates: October 8 Location: Cherry & Webb Conservation area Time: 10am – 12pm Price: Free Program Description: The Watershed Alliance is seeking volunteers to help with the annual fall beach cleanup at the Cherry & Webb conservation area. This year’s

Fall Bird Migration Walk

Date: October 8, 2022 Location: Gooseberry Island Time: 7:30 am Price: $10 per person Description: Join birding expert Paul Champlin at Gooseberry Island in Westport for an early morning hike to observe the many active bird species on one of

Electronics Recycling

Date: October 12, 2022 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

Creepy Creature Feature

Date: October 15  Location: WRWA’s River Center, 493 County Road Time: 10 am – 2 pm Price: free Description:  Join us at the river center in your best costume to learn about some creepy creatures through fun activities. You can

Dune Hike

Dates: October 29 Location: Cherry & Webb Conservation area Time: 8 am-10am Price: $10 per person Description: Explore the wondrous dunes and paths of the Cherry & Webb Conservation Area with WRWA director Deborah Weaver. This protected area by the

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