Deerfield River Watershed Association is a non-profit organization with
the mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of
the Deerfield River watershed in south-eastern Vermont and north-western
- Annual elections results: Board now consists of Brian Yellen(President), Mike Cole, Polly Bartlett, Johanna Castilla (Secretary), Mark Burton(Treasurer), David Boles, Terry Atkinson, Richard Quinn, and Robert May (Vice-President).
- Annual Meeting October 16, 2012. Four Rivers Charter School cafeteria. 248 Colrain Rd, Greenfield, MA
Big Voices from Tiny Bodies - Come hear DRWA's Mike Cole tell us about eight years of studying the
macroinvertebrate life in the Deerfield River watershed's
rivers and streams. During this time, DRWA has
examined macroinvertebrates as indicators of the impacts of dam operations along the Deerfield River and of the
effects of Tropical Storm Irene. DRWA has also studied macroinvertebrate communities in our smallest of
streams - called headwaters - that are too often ignored in other assessments of watershed health. In addition to
these studies, DRWA has been monitoring the health of each of the watershed's major tributaries since 2005,
including the Green, South, and North rivers. Come hear what the "bugs are telling us" about our watershed!
- Green River Cleanup September 29, 2012. Meet at Greenfield swimming area on Nash's Mill Road
- 1/12/12: Our Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Project now has its own pages. Make sure you try the fantastic interactive map!!
- 11/17/2011: Check out our new Vernal Pool Certification and Monitoring Project pages.
- See clips of the film The Deerfield: A Working River, by Joe DeFelice!! Be sure to view all the clips, from the watershed association to geology to history ....
- Map and description of Mahican-Mohawk Trail
- PDF of the latest posted board meeting minutes.
- DRWA is accepting proposals from watershed schools for mini-grants. See more information and find out how to apply for a grant.
DRWA is committed to pursue
the following program goals for the benefit of the watershed
and monitor water quality: Our program includes macroinvertebrate sampling every fall.. Annual
river clean-ups with other organizations such as the Connecticut River Source to Sea Consortium.
and monitor wildlife habitat and wetlands: We surveyed more than 20 marshes
in the watershed for frogs and toads and waterbirds (grebes, rails, herons,
and more). This work documents the diversity of little known wildlife communities
in the watershed. See newsletter and final report.
- Protect open space to safeguard habitat, natural features, water
quality and scenic beauty.
- Be an active local partner in the implementation of the Deerfield
River Settlement Agreement: We correspond and meet with the other Agreement
signers and participate in negotiations around new threats to the river, and
cultivate a good working relationship with the power companies.
- Improve watershed
stewardship by the public through education and recreational opportunities; for example at
the annual Riverfest in Shelburne Falls, occasional forums, and maintenance
of an eight-mile portion of the Mahican-Mohawk trail
(Deerfield to Shelburne).
- Encourage watershed/environmental education in local schools. We sponsor a mini-grant program for watershed schools.
Find our more about our
work and what's happening in the watershed by reading our newsletter, the
To view an interactive map of the watershed, click on image
May 4, 2013
|M&M Trailwork Service Day
Rte. 2 M&M trail head just east of Shelburne Police barracks.
7 - 9 pm
|DRWA Board Meeting
Greenfield Coop Bank in Shelburne Falls
All welcome, questions: contact DRWA
|Friday June 7
through Sunday, June 9 2013
Shelburne Falls, MA
Print this form and send
it to Deerfield River
Watershed Association, 15 Bank Row, Suite A, Greenfield, MA 01301
The various membership levels are:
- Student $10
- Individual $15
- Family $25
- Contributing $50
- Sustaining $100
- Business $25-200
- Corporation $250
- Patron $500
Members receive our newsletter, The Current, and are given priority for DRWA-sponsored events such as the Hikes & Bikes.
Deerfield River Watershed Association,
15 Bank Row, Suite A, Greenfield, MA 01301
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