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Merrimack River Watershed Council

Protecting the Merrimack River and its watershed
for people and wildlife since 1976


Thank you to our latest 2019 corporate sponsors!

Bobrek Engineering & Construction
Enterprise Bank
FMN Services, Inc.
Fred C. Church Insurance
Horsley Witten Group
Lupoli Family Foundation
Paddle Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Vesper Country Club

Interested in joining these organizations in supporting a clean, healthy and accessible Merrimack River? Learn more about our 2019 Corporate Sponsor program here.

Calendar of Events

Please join us for these upcoming events!

18

may

 

MRWC River City Cleanup Series: Nashua, NH - Mine Falls Park

Join MRWC and the Nashua Parks Department for a Volunteer Cleanup and Trailwork Day at Nashua's beautiful Mine Falls Park. The event will run from 9 AM to ~12:30 PM. Meet at the Lincoln Park entrance to Mine Falls Park, off of Greenlay Street.

Please dress for the weather, bring gloves and a water bottle, and wear boots or other sturdy shoes.

*Please note: you may notice that the Nashua Parks website shows the date of this cleanup as May 19 - they have informed us the correct date is in fact May 18 and that their website will be corrected.

 


19

may

 

Shawsheen River Bird Sanctuary Cleanup
Andover, MA

Boy it was a tough winter for trees! We are getting our Shawsheen River Bird Sanctuary in Andover ready for hikers and naturalists, and unfortunately it took a bit of a beating from downed trees and branches. We are organizing a cleanup for Sunday, May 19, from 10 AM to 1 PM. We have a small crew of volunteers, but we could always use a few more hands! We'd like to get the sanctuary in tip-top shape for our summer programs, as well as for the general public to enjoy.  

Parking is limited, so please RSVP to [email protected] so we can arrange for parking and provide you with directions.

 


Calendar of Events, continued

21

MAY

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, 7 p.m.

Merrimack River Evolution -- A Slideshow Presentation

NEWBURYPORT: Join the MRWC's Outreach Specialist John Macone for a slideshow walk through the evolution of the Merrimack River -- from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Ages, to its important role as a center for human transportation, commerce and industry, and finally to the decades-long efforts to clean it up You are sure to learn something new and fascinating about the Merrimack! This event is co-sponsored by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of the Refuge.

 


4

June

Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St, Lowell, Mass, 7 p.m.

Merrimack River Evolution -- A Slideshow Presentation

LOWELL: Join the MRWC's Outreach Specialist John Macone for a slideshow walk through the evolution of the Merrimack River -- from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Ages, to its important role as a center for human transportation, commerce and industry, and finally to the decades-long efforts to clean it up You are sure to learn something new and fascinating about the Merrimack! 


6

June

Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount St Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH, 6:30 p.m.

Merrimack River Evolution -- A Slideshow Presentation


9

June

UMass Lowell Kayak Center, 500 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (2 sessions)

Lowell River Cleanup Day

LOWELL: We're joining forces with the UMass Lowell Kayak Center, Office of Sustainability, Climate Change Coalition, Merrimack Valley Sierra Club and other local environmentally minded organizations and individuals to clean up the Merrimack River that we all enjoy! Join us for a fun, community building, service event. Included in registration are snacks and refreshments and boat rental for the cleanup session.  For details and sign-up, visit https://www.uml.edu/CampusRecreation/Kayak-Center/Programs/river-cleanup-day.aspx