The River Current || May 8, 2006 || Issue XXVII
mostly monthly e-newsletter of the Charles River Watershed Association
...bringing our backyard river to your door...
In this issue:
Brown Bag lunch tomorrow RESCHEDULED
for shoreline surveys or monthly monitoring!
and see CRWA at the Duck Party on Saturday, May 13
Brown Bag lunch rescheduled
brown bag lunch on total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) scheduled for
tomorrow, 5/9, has been cancelled -
it will now take place NEXT Tuesday, 5/16 at 12:30pm at the CRWA
office. Sorry for the inconvenience, and
we hope you will be able to join us next week.
Volunteer with CRWA!
being on the river? Want an excuse to be outside this summer? We still
need volunteers to help out with two of our programs!
River "Find it and Fix It" Stormwater Program Shoreline Survey
are needed for conducting comprehensive shoreline surveys this spring
the Lower Charles from Galen Street Bridge in Watertown to
New Charles River Dam in Boston! These
surveys will act as a baseline assessment, noting unmapped outfall
pipes, erosion problems and other indicators of NPS pollution
problems and help identify and prioritize problems of an urgent nature
requiring immediate action. Training
will be May 10th at 6pm at
Allston Library 300
North Harvard St, Allston.For more information on the "Find it and
Fix it" program, contact
Pallavi Mande at 781-788-0007 x232 or via email,
or visit: http://www.charlesriver.org/projects/METwMyRWA/METFF.html
CRWA monitor the health of the river.
Become a water quality monitoring volunteer and collect river
samples once a month - usually the third Tuesday morning.
Currently we need volunteers at sites in Bellingham, Norfolk,
Medfield, Newton, and Boston. If
you live in or near these communities and are interested in
volunteering, please contact Rebecca Scibek at (781) 788-0007 ext. 200
or via email.
Join CRWA on Saturday, May 13 along the Esplanade for
a family friendly Duck Party from 2-5pm.
Board of Advisor Jeryl Oristaglio is chairing this event to celebrate the
Esplanade Association's role in renovating the dock.
Another CRWA leader board member Jim Healy has arranged
complimentary ½ hour Duck Boat rides at the Esplanade.
Fun activities for children of all ages will be offered, so join
us! The event will take place on the new River Dock, near the Arthur
Fieldler Statue by the Hatch Shell.