• The Deerfield River is tributary to the Connecticut River, depicted here in Thomas Cole's famous 1836 painting

  • The Deerfield River in its floodplain eroding through the red sandstone that makes up Mount Sugarloaf.

  • Swimming hole on the Deerfield (photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Rafters enjoying a summer day on the river (Photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Sunset during December over the Deerfield Valley (photo: A Schwenger)

  • Autumn along the Deerfield RIver

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Meeting Minutes: Feb 16, 2016

DRWA Board Meeting – Feb 16, 2016 Meeting Minutes Greenfield MA, CRWC office – In attendance: Ryan O’Donnell, Dave Boles, Rob Creamer, Brian Yellen (presiding, taking notes) 1) Mail 2) Dec minutes approved. 3) Updates on FERC Bear Swamp relicence Robert updated us all on current status of negotiations between Brookfield (Bear Swamp) and stakeholders.Continue Reading

Meeting Minutes: Dec 15, 2015

DRWA Meeting minutes – Dec 15, 2015. 7 pm. CRWC office, Greenfield, MA Present: Brian (presiding), Robert May, Dave Boles, Jim Perry, Mike Cole I. Chat with Andy Fisk. Andy’s overall message was that CRWC would like to support trib orgs as collaborator and partner in shared mission of protecting rivers. He detailed several waysContinue Reading

Annual Meeting: Oct 20 at 6:30 pm (2015)

Annual Meeting: Oct 20 at 6:30 pm (2015)

(Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls during Irene flooding) Was Hurricane Irene Really that Bad? The Recollection of Old Timers versus Cold Hard Data. GREENFIELD, MA – On October 20 at 6:30 pm, the Deerfield River Watershed Association will hold its annual meeting at Four Rivers Charter School. All members of the community are invited to attend aContinue Reading

Not Perfect, but Getting Better

Not Perfect, but Getting Better

      Volunteers pull a rusty shopping cart from the Green River DRWA would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the nearly 500 volunteers that helped make the Green River cleanup on Saturday, Sept.26 2015 such a great success. It was a great day and more than 20 tons of garbage are nowContinue Reading

Annual Meeting – October 21 at 6:30 pm (2014)

Annual Meeting – October 21 at 6:30 pm (2014)

GREENFIELD — On Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Deerfield River Watershed Association is celebrating 20 years of protecting the ecology of the Deerfield River, its tributaries, and surrounding watershed by offering a special free talk on the archaeology of the Deerfield River Valley spanning the last 10,000 years. New England archaeologist and UMass-Amherst AnthropologyContinue Reading